Archive for March, 2008

A mixed bag

March 27th, 2008 by under Uncategorized. No Comments.

Lets start with spring break and the fun that we had. A lot of food and liquid was consumed throughout the week, games were played and a beautiful day of kayaking ensued. The weather was beautiful and although Paula Dean’s restaurant was a bit of a disappointment, Savannah itself was amazing. I almost think that I could live there. I think it was a great trip for my final spring break. I couldn’t have asked for more.

Now I’m back in school. Down to about  6 weeks. It is really hard to get motivated to do work! All of my friends are having the same problem. Group meetings have become 15 min long, discussion has come to a halt in classes because people aren’t taking the time to read anything any more and I’m pretty sure most people’s brains have shut down. That said I’m starting to really appreciate what I have been able to learn and the opportunities I have had while in business school.  The other day an investment banker came in and talked to us about the current state of the economy. A lot of the conversation was over my head but it was really great to hear the perspective of someone that had so much knowledge and experience in the area. I could think of at least a dozen people who would have liked to listen to this talk but it was an opportunity they don’t get. This wasn’t the first experience of this, just the most recent. There are time when we all complain about having to go to this event, or listen to this speaker, but really all of the opportunities we have been given are amazing. The resources we have had over the past two years are things we never would have gotten if we hadn’t gone back for our MBAs and I think that it is important sometimes to sit back a realize these things. It makes you appreciate the choices you have made and the time you have spent to further your career.

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Professors

March 21st, 2008 by under Uncategorized. No Comments.

Its amazing how much your opinion of a course is based on the professor. This past 7 weeks I was in five classes. One has one of the top two professors I have had a Smith and even though the subject was not exciting I loved to pay attention and learn. I had another course that was providing very useful skills however it was hard to take away anything from the class or be involved in it because the professor was not very engaging. Over the past two years I have had a mix of good and bad professors and probably more that were good, but it is hard to get through a class or learn anything from it when they are bad. It often feels like both a waste of time and money. The good professors I have had have been smart, quick and able to keep the class entertained while talking. This doesn’t always mean being able to tell jokes or incorporate humor, it really just being able to keep the class engaged. I think I would take a class I didn’t really care about with a good professor before taking a class I really wanted with a bad one. Its good to know what you are getting in to before a class starts. Ask around about a professor and don’t waste your time with those that are not going to be able to teach you anything. There are so few opportunities to take electives while in MBA school, you don’t want to waste the opportunity to learn as much as possible.

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Spring break is almost here

March 13th, 2008 by under Uncategorized. No Comments.

My last spring break is almost upon us. I’m very excited and yet sad to know I won’t have the opportunity to act like a 20 year old again.  Or at least the last time it is going to be considered acceptable. A group of us rented a house in Hilton Head and our plan is just to relax and drink, play a little golf and eat a ton of food. All I have to do is finish up about 5 assignments in two days. Yes, once again I’m going to write about how busy I am because it is true however there is a sweet reward at the end.  And when I get back I will be in my final 7 weeks of school, ever. Going back and getting yet another degree is a strong possibility at this point. If for nothing else then getting to participate in even more spring breaks.

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