How to Handle MBA Admissions AnxietyFrancesca Di Meglio
‘Tis the season for pulling out your hair as you anxiously await word on whether or not you got into your dream MBA program. You’ve taken to the Business School Forums to share either hope or disgust with your chances. You’re checking your e-mail every five minutes. And you might be experiencing cold sweats, heart palpitations, even insomnia. Still, you’d like to regain control of your life, keep your mind off possible rejection, and maybe enjoy the holidays. It’s not impossible, says Edward A. Charlesworth, a clinical psychologist in Houston and co-author of Stress Management: A Comprehensive Guide to Wellness (Ballantine Books, revised 2004). Take a few deep breaths and consider Charlesworth’s suggestions for reducing dreaded admissions anxiety:
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