Thursday, November 08, 2007

AFIT

Mike did not get selected for AFIT. He is very sad about. Don't say anything to him about it. He doesn't want to hear it.

9 comments:

Jess and Jen said...

We're sorry to hear that. How about you? How do you feel about it? Were you looking forward to a potential move?

Jess

Mike and Adrianne said...

I am totally bummed. I doubt I was looking forward to it as much as he was just because it is his career but I was very excited to go. Our only consolation is that this year was harder to get selected because they just changed the moving requirements to four years. There are a few exceptions and one is AFIT so everyone is applying now. Last year they didn't even fill eight slots and this year only 34 of 113 got selected. We are very sad.

Mike and Adrianne said...

Mike is done being sad. You may talk to him now.

Papa Doc and the Duke said...

Well, explain if this means you have to wait longer to get into grad school or does it mean you just won't go into the particular program you wanted? Will you go somewhere other than Ohio even if you get selected next year? I'm a bit confused, I guess.

Jason said...

How did Mike not get selected? He's one of the smartest guys I know.

Mike said...

I was accepted to AFIT last January for the Electrical Eng, Aeronautical Eng, and Material Science. In June I sent an application to the assignment folks who choose who of the people that were accepted by the school get to go. 113 people applied for MS programs. 35 were selected. I was not selected. This means that I will not be sponsored by the Air Force to go to any graduate school this coming year; in other words, if I want to get a master's during the coming year I do it after work on my own time. I can apply again next year--though I retain my acceptance from the school--I only have to apply to the assignment people.

I assume that the board placed greater emphasis on something other than academics because that's what I geared my application towards and I am confident I am stronger academically than the 66% who did not get selected. My record that they were able to review is pretty weak in areas of leadership and experience (I only had 1 professional military education and 1 year's worth of evaluation in my record when they reveiwed it). I don't know what the board was looking for, though. They don't ever say.

Jess and Jen said...

Mike, I'm glad you're done being sad. I have to admit, Adrianne's comments about your mood made me laugh.

Jess

Mike and Adrianne said...

They were actually his comments...he wrote them, not me.

Team Clark said...

Mike - we think you're great! We're sad that it didn't go the way you hoped. We really do think you're great.