MBA Application stressWhat’s the most stressful part of MBA applications? You might say GMAT exam preparation, TOEFL test, writing good MBA essays, convincing recommenders…or all of the above.
These are all phases where you are actually doing something. What happens when you’ve hit the ‘Submit MBA Application‘ button or after you’ve just completed your MBA interview? Does your tension and stress go away? Hah, wishful thinking!
With nothing else to do, but wait for the all powerful MBA admissions committee to decide your fate, the mind goes into overdrive. For many that’s the most difficult part of the MBA admissions process.
Rajesh Ramanna chose to jump into the fray in the last admission round for INSEAD (which invariably means another generous helping of stress). He explains how he managed his stress and retained his Zen-like expressions throughout the gruelling admissions process.


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