After a summer absence from blogging, I’m officially back. Why the long absence you wonder? My answer is two parts: first, when the weather is nice I try using my computer an absolute minimum. Second, my computer had a hardware malfunction and I couldn’t type anything without wanting to slam my computer against a wall. For a few months I thought I had set my default settings to the “sticky key” format but after several long phone calls with Dell, it turned out my computer keyboard was shot and my DVD reader was also broken. Fortunately I was able to replace the parts before my warranty expired. Now business school is in full gear and this blog will become part of my routine again, especially as the days slowly become shorter and colder. Since so much time has elapsed, I’ll give some quick updates.
- Cardinal Health– This summer I spent 12 weeks interning at Cardinal Health in the Nuclear Pharmacy Services Division. This finance internship drastically improved my excel skills and I was able to apply several business school concepts to the position. Overall the internship went very well and I am going to stay in conversations with Cardinal Health about a full time position next year.
- Teaching Assistant – I accepted a TA position for an undergraduate class taught by Dr. Tansky. This is a 20 hour TA, so I won’t have much free time this year, but I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to have my tuition waived. I also see this as a great opportunity to practice my own public speaking skills.
- FGSA – Last spring, I was elected President of FGSA. Over the summer I spent several hours each week preparing for the upcoming year and planning endless meetings. Between my TA and my involvement with FGSA, I will have little to no free time.
- Upcoming classes – I’ll be taking four classes this quarter. Two finance classes, a strategy class and a leadership class. I’m going to major in Finance and Strategy, so this year will be mostly quantitative.
That’s pretty much it. I think we are all caught up on my last three months. Overall my summer was really busy, but I was able to get a lot out of it and even sneak in a few relaxing weekends. My goal now is to start blogging once a week. Stay tuned.