Well, the results have been announced, so now I feel safe in writing this.
I ran for the GBA President this year. From the first day that I came to Tepper, I was an active member of the community. Reached out to many people. Became a, well, representative of our class to both the faculty and to prospective students. I had a lot of ideas, a lot of initiatives I wanted to put forth, to make our school a better experience for us all.
I was one of two people who ran for President. I had a lot of support from my classmates.
However, I was defeated in the election.
It's a bitter pill to swallow, as now I'm receiving all the messages from my supporters going "wtf?"
A number of lessons were learned here, including the one where I can give it my best effort and still not get the result that I want. This is a lesson that's being reinforced a lot here :)
Well, it's time to get back on the horse and try again. I'm going to try for a Board position now, in Admissions.