After a busy start to the quarter, things are finally slowing down. Part of the reason I have been so busy is because I have over-committed myself for the first quarter (taking 4 classes, teaching 2 classes, and leading the Fisher Graduate Student Association). It also doesn’t help that my Cincinnati Reds made it to the playoffs (I needed to go home last Sunday to attend the game… I really didn’t have an option since the Reds haven’t been to the playoffs in fifteen years.) This past weekend I attend a friend’s wedding in Philadelphia. If the wedding was a year earlier, I don’t think I would have attended since I was worried about the classes during my first year. As a second year student, I know what is expected of me and I know how to better manage my time so that weekend excursions are possible.
Tonight’s blog entry needs to be short because I am still slightly behind on my finance and strategy homework, but stay tuned since I’ll be posting some big news in my next blog entry.
Just like last year, I have a feeling the fall quarter is going to be the busiest time of the year. (It doesn’t help that it is also football season… and for the first time in 15 years, baseball postseason for my Cincinnati Reds.)
I’m not exactly sure why, but I decided to take all the time intensive classes that I need to graduate this quarter. That includes Dean Wruck’s finance class and Jay Barney’s advanced strategy class. Along with these classes, I am also the TA for BA 499: Applied Business Skills and the Environment of Business. I taught my first class on Wednesday and I think it went pretty well. Next quarter should be much easier and less time intensive since I’ll already have my PowerPoint slides created and I’ll know the routine.
In the little time I have remaining, my goal is to get back in shape so I can row with some former teammates at the Henley Royal Regatta in England next July. Hopefully I will become more efficient with my time so I can find a way to get everything done… while still getting some sleep.