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Fridays From the Frontline: Overcoming Perfectionism

mrperfFridays From the Frontline is Clear Admit’s weekly summation of posts from the business school blogosphere. Author Brene Brown once said that “perfectionism is self-destructive simply because there is no such thing as perfect. Perfection is an unattainable goal.” This week, applicants seek to overcome their tendency towards perfection by submitting their applications, while current students offer sneak peeks into their respective programs.

In the applicant corner, Scottgduncan submitted his Harvard application after some last-minute editing and plans to submit Kellogg and MIT Sloan soon. Also pulling that MBA trigger, Pullingthatmbatrigger just applied to Fuqua and Yale, with two more schools to go. Meanwhile, Efessays, known as Old Faithful to family and friends, gives a virtual lesson on logical fallacies to help us evaluate arguments on the writing section of the GMAT.

Switching gears to current students, 2y0hbs observes that second-year students at Harvard Business School generally take three different approaches to their flexible curriculum: either spreading out across many different disciplines, specializing in one area, or minimizing their workload. He also reports that a certain number of Harvard students leave after their first year, some to pursue business opportunities, others for family reasons, and still others due to sub-par academic performance. Meanwhile, after her first three weeks at INSEAD, Maalika Himatsingka is shocked that it’s been so long, and also that they’ve done so much in a short period of time. On the other hand, another first-year, Becca Sherpard, characterizes the Fuqua Weekend for Women as “summer camp on hyperdrive.”

That’s everything for this week. Good luck with your applications, and be sure to tune in next week for more news from the business school blogosphere!


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