On Wednesday of last week, I had my first class as an Ohio State graduate student. I never thought I’d say this about school, but I am really excited about my core curriculum and the skill sets that I’m about to gain. After graduating from Yale University in 2006, I entered corporate America thinking I was prepared for anything that would come my way. As you can probably imagine, it didn’t take long before I realized that I still had much to learn. (Despite this discovery, I have no regrets about earning a BA in History… it just needs to be complemented with an MBA.)
Now that I have a couple classes under my belt, I need to stay on top of my assignments so I don’t fall behind in class. Since I am one of a handful of students who have never taken a business class, I’ll need to work twice as hard as my peers. Fortunately, I have come to this realization before receiving my first round of grades, and I am currently in the process of finding a place where I can study in the most efficient manner.
My first weekend as a student on Ohio State’s campus has been fairly dull from a blogger’s perspective. On Friday, I woke up and started reading the 4 chapters that were assigned in Economics. Around noon, I helped a friend move a futon to his place. (He provided Chipotle for lunch.) Afterwards I started reading again until I could no longer focus due to my excitement for that night’s social activity: 1980’s theme party. As expected, it rocked.
On Saturday, I woke-up to the sound of pouring rain and decided against going to The Horseshoe to root on the Buckeyes. Instead of watching the game on TV, I decided to make it a “reading day” and drove to the Upper Arlington Public Library to get some work done. I stayed in the library for 8 hours and left at the 5pm closing time. After spending the entire day in the library I was completely brain dead when I left and decided to make it an early night rather than going out with my MBA friends.
Sunday was very similar to my Saturday. I woke up early and went to Gerlach Hall to study. I started reading my Accounting chapters, but continuously took mini breaks to watch the Bengals game on TV in Gerlach’s hallway. All I can say is “Who Dey, baby!?”