This was the story of a couple from Texas, Mark and Jie (pronounced 'J'), who started the MBA application process in August, 2003. Mark applied to five schools and decided to attend Harvard. This blog begins after his acceptances and documents the process from that point forward. It concludes shortly after graduation.
Monday, May 08, 2006
Special Notification of Data Theft
I just recieved an e-mail from the McCombs school with that ominous title informing me that my SS# and birthdate were both stolen from the McCombs servers in that security breach a few weeks ago. Per their advice I went online to Experian and placed a 90-day fraud alert on my account. This is going to be somewhat inconvenient during the mortgage process, but better safe than sorry...
It looks like everything is said and done on my academic career at HBS. I finished my last final this morning and then after a brief respite put the finishing touches on my write-up for my field study. My field study partner and I are going to continue to work on the concept we've thought up and I think there is a pretty good chance that we will actually make some money on it. Unfortunately, profits are inversely related to the number of people who know about the idea, so I can't share anything.
My plan for this blog is to wrap things up over the next few months and finish it off with some sort of table of contents post or something like that. After that it will just be a record of my time at HBS and hopefully useful to future applicants. The original purpose was to provide a way to keep our family and friends in Texas informed of the happenings in Boston, so with that in mind I think I will probably keep blogging when we move to Illinois. I guess at that point people may want to know what it's like to be a consultant, so the blog could serve a wider purpose, but I may just keep it private. We'll see, I have lots of time to sit in a patio chair (like I am now), drink a cold beer (like I am now), and think about these things (like I am now).
There is a good chance that I won't get back to blogging until after graduation next month, so see you then!
Jie and I made the drive in two days this time around (my 4th in two years, in case anyone is counting). It was entirely uneventful, again, which is great. This time we went down 81 into Tennessee and then turned right to go through Nashville and Memphis to hit Texas via Arkansas instead of Louisiana. I know our money would be welcome in LA but I didn't want to suffer delays or detours. Selfish, I know...
Today I took my Professional Services final, which was about as easy as expected, and now I just have Investment Management tomorrow. I actually also have to submit some wrap-up paperwork for my Field Study as well, so I'm working on that also. By this time tomorrow all should be done and I'll be enjoying a celebratory dinner at Lupe Tortilla's.