When March comes around, I’m the Justin Bieber of admissions bloggers. All of a sudden, people are writing to me with questions, checking the blog compulsively, and providing input. Such a change from the rest of the year when I write and write, trying to cover subjects of interest to readers, but always wondering if I sound like blah, blah, blog.
And that’s why now is such a good time to thank you for reading the blog throughout the year, and of course, to thank you generally for your interest in The Fletcher School.
The relationship between admissions folks and applicants is a strange one. Sometimes we have met — at an info session, an interview, a college visit, or some other time when we or you are out and about. Other times, we haven’t met directly, but you’ve introduced yourself through your application. In the latter case, we often don’t remember your name, but remember, instead, your story. So one of us will say to the other, “You know the guy who went to such-and-such a college and then worked for ABC company in XYZ country?” And the other will respond, “Oh, yeah! That guy is awesome!” But we’ve still never met face-to-face.
People who work, or want to work, in an international setting are cool. You’re worldly and motivated, enthusiastic and thoughtful. It’s very satisfying for us to help such impressive people as they build their careers. I know that some of you are already hearing from your schools. By the end of next week, you’ll have heard from Fletcher, too. Wherever you end up for grad school, thank you for enriching our work with your stories. And thanks, again, for reading the admissions blog, in March and throughout the year.
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