So you just found out that you didn’t get into any of the top ten business schools? It’s quite tragic, especially if you had your heart set on a certain institution. Top institutions disapprove students when they have too many applicants for a certain academic level to handle. They will then choose only the top qualifying students. But just because you didn’t land that study opportunity that you have always dreamt off doesn’t mean that you don’t have a chance of getting a good job and a good education one day. Here are some great ways to cope with the disappointment and to help you get back on track again.
You might not have gotten into one of the top rated business institutions but there are still quite a lot of other institutions that would love to have you. Online MBA programs, for example, hardly ever turn away MBA candidates and give you the opportunity to study while you work or do other things in your life.
You might have better luck next year. Consider taking a gap year and do all of the things that you have always wanted to do. Working and getting some hands on experience as a business entrepreneur volunteer can also boost your chances of getting accepted.
Consider another career path
The type of institution at which you study can make a world of difference when it comes to finding a job. If you really must study at a certain institution then perhaps consider switching career paths to something that still matches your interest.
Don’t worry; others have made a much bigger mess of their lives
What is done is done. You cannot turn back the clock to redo your senior years. There are plenty of other students that didn’t study hard enough and still made a huge success of their lives. There are also a lot of people that made far worse mistakes than you did. Just take Stephen Collins for example. Collins was a famous actor that had it all. He had a good career, was famous and a bright future and he blew it all when information was leaked that he had molested an underage girl years before. After owning up to his mistake, Collins is starting to bounce back and win forgiveness wherever he goes. If Collins can recover from a terrible life choice then you can most certainly still make something from your life even though you didn’t get the good scores that you wanted.
Try seeking professional advice
A professional career counselor can help you choose a career path and institution that will give you the best possible outcome despite your low grades so you can still one day enjoy terrific financial freedom. And if you are feeling depressed from the MBA rejections then help from a psychologist can help you cheer up and stay confident despite not getting the life that you have always planned or dreamed of having.