One group that has received the majority of my spare time is the Fisher Graduate Student Association (FGSA). This group is the de facto student council and is responsible for implementing change based on student feedback and suggestions. In order to do this, we have the responsibility to delegate funds to different student groups so they are able to make the largest contributions to the Fisher community. Therefore, we are also responsible for approving new student organizations that seek funds.
Long weekends are great. I was able to practice Finance and catch up on some of the reading I was unable to do last weekend because I was in Cincinnati for the Bengals game. Well as it turns out, long weekends are also helpful when you are trying to nurse a black eye. Although my eye is looking better, it is not going to be normal looking for at least another five days. As a result, I decided to email my professors to tell them that I have a black eye and that I hope it won’t be a distraction in class. What resulted is one
Despite blogging about the recent string of basketball related injuries to the MBA class, I decided to play basketball with a bunch of classmates. Oops! I now have a black eye thanks to a classmate's elbow (accidental) while we were trying to get a rebound. Hopefully this shiner goes away in the next five days or I'll be wearing makeup to meet my corporate mentor. On the bright side, I guess this is better than spraining an ankle or tearing my Achilles tendon.
It’s official… MBA students are not meant to play basketball. Tonight I drove a classmate to the ER after he had a bad fall during a basketball game. Initially we thought he broke his ankle, but it turns out that it’s just severely sprained. Obviously an injury such as this is bound to happen; however, this incident is the 4th Fisher 2011 basketball injury since school began.
As I mentioned in an earlier blog entry, I am taking an elective called Managerial Negotiations. First year MBA students who have a GPA above 3.25 are allowed to take one elective during their second quarter. I figured Managerial Negotiations was a great choice because it is not only applicable to business, but also to everyday life.