On our way

March 7th, 2007 by under Uncategorized. No Comments.

I’m heading out in just a few hours for the competition.  I can’t wait.  Unlike the case competition last year, this really feels like the true test of what I have had to learn so far in business school.  The VCIC requires the team to exercise skills ranging from human capital management to marketing to finance to management of technology.

The past few weeks have been a blur.  Since we advanced to the next round, I have been working non-stop.  Between classwork, corporate sponsored project management training, and finishing the first phase of a development effort at work, I have not had time to think (or blog).

This week’s trip will be a stark contrast to last week’s.  My coworkers and I went to the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility to perform radiation testing on our hardware.  I was like a kid in a candy store – bright eyed and smiling non stop.  I was trained as a “radiation worker” and got the chance to use a Geiger counter for the first time in my life.

There’s no telling what the radiation did to me.  I grew up reading The Incredible Hulk comic book.  I have high hopes that the radiation exposure will give me superhuman mental abilities like the Leader – one of Hulk’s arch-nemeses.  So, if my skin turns green and my brain expands, Wharton, Darden, and all the rest better watch out!