Days of Whine and Neurosis

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Wow: Week One Wonders

So, week number one of my MBA experience is in the books. All of those rumors about how busy you’ll be? True.

This weekend is going to be crazy. I have a marketing case due on Monday morning, an accounting case due on Wednesday, and an Econ case due on Friday. Throw in two corporate presentations at night next week and it looks like another series of 14 hour days. It’s all manageable, but you have to stay on it. My classes are all fun and interesting, and my section and study-group are full of excellent, intelligent people.

The corporate presentations last week were great. You have to get suited-up and hang around school until 9 PM to meet with all of the finance companies, but it’s a small price to pay. The coolest part about the presentations and receptions is that you get to meet decision-makers. You literally get a chance to have a drink with the people who could hire you…on your second day of school. It’s like driving home one night and thinking, “I wish they’d fix the potholes on my street.” And then getting introduced to the Governor of your state the next day and asking for the pothole repair in person. It occurs to me that bschool is as much about access as it is education.

Back to the coal mine…