I have heard about people blocking times and always in super rush in the first year of the program. I am becoming a testimony to that. In the two months of beginning the program the amount of work achieved is comparable to what I used to do in an year. I bet that! It also includes travelling to 3 states in US to the last list of opening a bank account on just the third day of arrival to the States. My term A has ended and I am sitting in San Francisco currently on a career trek visiting few companies to figure out what I want to do with my career. If I read my essays I always knew that Healthcare is something what I wanted to do but what in Healthcare is the question I am finding answers too. For a person like me who wants things quick, speedy, action oriented with a ironic complexity of wanting to make a larger impact, there needs to be time of self reflection and exploration. Carlson career treks has been extremely helpful in that till now.
Right now I am sitting at a Starbucks near Ferry building in SF waiting for an information interview that I have scheduled with a friend working with one of the fastest growing public health organization in the US. I hope the visits to the companies, meeting these beautiful and the rigor of strategy class or fun with Finance at H-MO's class - (H-MO is the nick name of my finance prof who seems to hate her (infact anyone's) full name). I think too much number crunching makes you crunch names also. No offence intended Prof. I love your teaching :-)
I should end writing the academic note of my life here with some fun. That is what MBA is all about. Easing the week at the TAPS... that is what we call the Thursday Happy Hour or at least the two Sarahs (whole and sole organizers of TAPS) call it. Sometimes in life we get so much attached to our career that it becomes important to revisit the pictures that you just clicked and get reminded that now is the time to have some fun!
|With Goldy Gopher @ Carlson School of Management|
|Dandiya Fest with Bharat (India Association of UMN)|
|Yes sometimes our class does crazy stuff :-)|
|Chicago Career Trip - I was finding my career at Downtown but honestly you got to travel with all the career things happening simultaneously :-)|
|Zombie Walk - Stumbled upon this during one of my morning bike rides|
|With Classmates at San Francisco Indian Restaurant - Shalimar|
|China in SF|
|Musical SF - this is a painting on a building|
|Harley Davidson Museum - Made the most of my flight stopover at Milwauke while coming back from San Francisco Career Trek|
|I miss my Marlin but this is cool (expensive)|
|And here I am paying tribute to the excellence of Harley Davidson!|