School is rough. People told me, I didn't believe it. I've never been busier in all of my life. I haven’t blogged in a really, really, really long time. And it seems that I’ve finally found the time floating 30,000 feet in the air returning to school from the Thanksgiving Holiday. But to be honest, there really isn’t time now. I was supposed to be studying Data & Decisions on this flight, but the sheer thought of statistics causes an intense pain in my jaw and temple. Statistics and I have a love-hate relationship minus the love. In any case, I guess now’s a good time to update the world on what I’ve been up to…
First, midterms, midterms, midterms….
So we had them, and no I don’t want to talk about them. Just know that Stanford is intense. In three days, I had three midterms and a final- D&D, Economics, Financial Accounting, and the Organizational Behavior final. OB is only a half quarter class and I miss it. Modeling was a take home. So midterms were Mon-Wed. and then classes just kept right on going on Thursday and Friday. With one new addition….Meet the Company sessions.
Now it’s nice to go to a school where the career management center has to keep potential employers at bay. Companies can’t present to us until after midterms, just so that they and we know that Stanford is about academics first. Meet the Company sessions or MTCs are held pretty much every day during lunch and at 5:15pm. Not that Brown Bag Lunches and other club meetings are happening during the same time. Every day, I wake up, look at my Outlook calendar and have to figure out all over again what matters most to me and why. I simply can’t go to everything.
The week before Thanksgiving was pretty cool. Former Secretary of State and Retired General Colin Powell spoke at the GSB and I had the opportunity to shake his hand and take a picture with him. For many of us in the Black Business Student Association, the experience was surreal. Mr. Powell was one of the biggest role models that black youth had in the 80s and 90s and to meet him was….something I never expected to experience while in business school. Really makes me wonder what other unexpected surprises are around the corner.
In other news, I was elected to the Career Management Center Student Committee. And, as if the MBA program isn't keeping me busy enough, I just got accepted in the Joint Degree program with the School of Education here at Stanford. So I'll (hopefully) graduate with and MBA and an MA in Education.
That’s it for now. Two more weeks of classes and then a week of finals. Then I’m off to Costa Rica and DONE with first quarter!