Author: fdezamar

Always be Ready to Interview 0

Always be Ready to Interview

One of the more interesting quirks about job hunting comes from the fact that you can never quite be sure when a request to set up an interview will come your way. While certainly you want to always be ready and practicing, it is hard to keep up a state...

Why you need a Happiness Plan! 0

Why you need a Happiness Plan!

               One of the biggest challenges during an MBA program is not the course work or the lack of money or the big changes from being in the work world to being back in school and learning to sit still for 2 hours at a time. No, in my opinion,...

Networking and the Job Hunt 0

Networking and the Job Hunt

As we begin to enter the back half of the first semester, the job hunt (or internship search) is going to begin to quicken for a lot of us. While yes there are a lot of tools and resources provided to help you with the search, the most important is...

Summer Internships & Back to School 0

Summer Internships & Back to School

Hi everyone! I thank you for stopping bye once again to read this blog about Life at Smith! It has been a few months since I last wrote and a lot has happened in my life in the meantime, but what a journey it has been. First and foremost, I...

Rejection. Don’t let it consume you! 0

Rejection. Don’t let it consume you!

I think it goes without saying that perhaps one of the hardest things to master in life is how to deal with adversity and more specifically rejection. Why is rejection so hard to master? Well, in my opinion, it is because it always feels a little personal, and it also...

Monte Carlo 2016! 0

Monte Carlo 2016!

On February 20th, 2016 was our annual Monte Carlo Night! Now you might wonder what this is, and simply it is the ONE EVENT you do not want to miss at Smith. Originally described to me as MBA prom, it was so much more and quite the exquisite event. While...

Thoughts on how to spend your Winter Break 0

Thoughts on how to spend your Winter Break

Having just finished my winter break and starting to get back into the swing of second semester, I feel it is important to take a moment and reflect over things that should be done during winter break and ways you can prepare for the second semester and more importantly your...

Risks… Are they worth it? 0

Risks… Are they worth it?

Today, I had the opportunity of going to a risk workshop. One of the goals I had set for myself, prior to coming to school, was to take as many opportunities to learn and grow as possible over the next two years (as I have mentioned plenty of times in my...

How to Pick Classes (some tips!) 0

How to Pick Classes (some tips!)

So last week I had the pleasure of trying to figure out what classes to take in my remaining 1.5 years at Smith. I like that most of our required classes get knocked out of the way in the first semester and that we can focus on elective choices moving...

Improv! 0

Improv!

As I have mentioned a few times in this blog, I think one of the best things about doing an MBA is the chance to try new things out. It is quite alright to admit that you might be a little bit afraid of a certain task or are not...