3rd quarter = Reading galore

I’m a week into the third quarter and I can already tell that this quarter is going to be hectic.  If you have been reading my blog since the beginning, this statement should come as no surprise.  Fisher College keeps us busy and it doesn’t help that I lack traditional business class experience.  Although my learning curve is steeper than some of my peers, I have found each quarter to be a little easier since class material coincides with earlier work.

This quarter is going to be reading intensive.  After previewing the syllabi of my classes, I decided that it would be in my best interest to only take four classes so that I can focus on the reading… and possible a few rounds of golf.  Unfortunately, I have the feeling that the reading will trump the golf.  Every week I need to read The Economist and be prepared for a short, five question quiz on the material.  I enjoy staying informed on current events, but The Economist leaves a lot to be desired.  It is basically 100+ pages of dry, British stories regarding the state of the European Union and ObamaCare.

The good news for this quarter is that I will not need to allocate time to my internship search.  Last week I accepted a finance internship with Cardinal Health.  I am very excited about the opportunity and I can’t wait to rejoin the workforce… even if it is only for a couple months.

Author: Joseph Fahrendorf

• Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio • Attended St. Xavier H.S.; rowed on the crew team • Moved to Connecticut in 2002 for college; earned a degree in History • Hired in 2006 as an Associate for an executive recruiting and corporate governance firm in Greenwich, CT • Left my job in May 2009 to travel in China & Europe before starting FCOB