Update so far

I am all set for Tepper….well almost. The finances seemed to have worked out…..well somewhat. Cornell continues to ignore me….well I hope they change that stance.

Anyhow, I got a loan sanctioned from Credilla and a bunch of other things are in the pipeline. I keep getting setbacks here and there….as if the cosmos is conspiring to keep me on my toes. Will update with the details once things completely work out for me.


Financing the ahembeeyaay: Credilla

Right from the time I heard from Tepper, I have been worried about the finances. I checked various options to borrow from India. HDFC’s credilla came across as the best option. So I called them up to find out about the details. Turns out that they extend loans up to the full cost of attendance. So, it’s today that I submitted the loan form and the documents. I somewhere in my unconscious really hate these loan people for being so unabashed about inquiring into my and my family’s “net worth”. Yes, one person I talked to used that word and I immediately put him in the “people I instinctively dislike” category. This feels tiring. Anyways, I have given most of the documents…some are missing. They have told me that they will be writing to me if there are any documents missing. Once I submit all the missing documents, they say that they will get back with their “evaluation” in a week’s time.

Cornell keeps me hanging

Yeah….I always had hoped that I would be able to write this post with the subject Cornell calls. Alas! That could not be. They have wait listed me. This is such poetic injustice….I don’t get to be poetic in the subject lines of my post. Why Cornell why?? Why didn’t you shower relief to my life of endless fundraising anxiety. Why you had to add a new track to the ongoing grueling parallel processing in my life. (Geeks….u think this is a bad analogy…well….I am too slogged to care)

My plan was that if I get an admit from Cornell, I will jump around, do my happy dance, forget my worries of getting loans from India and be happy…..or if I get a ding from Cornell, I will go all out for fundraising for Tepper, continue my networking with potential recruiters and be happy. But turns out…I am not destined be happy in the near future. I have to slog through the three parallel processes of fundraising for Tepper, strengthening my candidacy for Cornell and maintaining my track record at work because in the worst case scenario, I may end up staying back. The thought is scary though. May be this is the training I need for an MBA. To get rid of all the rust I have gathered over the past four years of cool workplace coziness.

Anyways, I know that I had loopholes in my applications. I know I could have done a better job. But isn’t that always the case? I so wish I had met some awesome people (Cheetarah, PyaraPopat and my good friend Chicago) earlier. You guys are great and I really appreciate your help with reviewing the essays and all the encouragement to keep going.