Sunday, April 17, 2005

Sometimes I get home pretty late. There's been quite a few occasions this year where the WSJ was on my doorstep when I got home from a late night. Well last night takes the cake, because when I got home this morning the sun was rising. It was a FUN night.

This weekend was Wharton Welcome Weekend, the only time of the year when three classes of Wharton MBAs are roaming the corridors of Huntsman Hall. It was great to meet so many new admits, and many seemed excited to become part of the Wharton Family.

Wharton isn't for everyone though. I spoke to a few admits who felt like something was missing here. I believe that you should go to the school where you feel at home. If you feel something is missing, Wharton may not be the right place for you. And that's okay - go where you fit in best.

This week is the last week of the first year of classes. I'm a little sad to know I only have one year left. Despite the ups and downs (and no, I still don't have a job), this has been one of the most transformational years of my life. I almost wish I could take on another year or stay at Wharton forever. It's truly an amazing experience.

Friday, April 08, 2005

So first, let me answer the question I am asked most often nowadays. No - I still don't have a job.

The funny thing is I'm not panicked. Maybe it’s because so much is going on at school right now. There have been many transitions at Wharton as the second years hand over the reigns to the first years the last two weeks, so my afternoons and evenings have suddenly gotten very full. And there's the marketing class that requires a lot of team work so I spend more time with my learning team. And then there's OPIM, which continues to be the bane of my existence. So there's a lot going on.

But I still don't have a job. Now don't get me wrong - I am a bit worried. Whenever anyone mentions that we only have two weeks left of classes, I suddenly feel a bit nauseous. But panic isn't how I'd describe my mood.

When I ended DIP week without a job, I promised myself I wouldn't panic until April 1. I thought, "Surely I'll have a job by April 1.” Well I don't.

Maybe I'm not panicked because I have a good feeling about my most recent interview. On Friday (April 1), I interviewed with my first employer after undergrad. The position is a completely different function, but it a job I've often dreamed of doing. I think the interview went reasonably well, and I just feel good about it. It's somewhat ironic that I got the call to interview on the March 31, the day before my panic drop date. I pray this one comes through. Wish me luck!

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