Hi, readers. Congrats to those of you who got in. I remember when I got in. It was my first college decision, and I was so excited, and so surprised – I had not expected it at all! Enjoy your victory, but remember that admission just means that you got your foot in the door. It’s not the end in itself. Take advantage of what MIT has to offer you, because there’s a bunch of kids who didn’t get your spot.
For those who didn’t get in – we’ll all be there at some point, whether it’s other college applications, grad/professional school applications, job applications…there are many opportunities in life to not get in to someplace where you wanted to be. I was turned down by three of the ten schools to which I applied for undergrad. You’ll have the chance to succeed wherever you end up. It hurts, but you’ll be fine.
I’m going through the job-seeking process…I can empathize with the applicant pool. At least you guys get to see statistics on numbers of applicants, percentage accepted, and stuff like that. :)
I haven’t done a Q&A in a while. I’m sure that the new admittees, and possibly others, have questions. Feel free to post your questions as comments on this entry, and I’ll answer them. It saves me having to be inspired in order to blog. ;)