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 of the funniest emails I have ever received from a professor…
I just wanted to let you know that I have a pretty nasty black eye that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. I was accidentally elbowed while playing basketball in the gym on Friday afternoon with several classmates. I don’t want this to be a distraction in class tomorrow, so here is a heads up.
2 minutes later…
Yikes. If you wanted to cover this up, you could always pull off the eye patch. If you go down this route, I’d recommend a turtleneck and a blazer to compliment the look. That said, looking like a villain from a James Bond movie may be more distracting than just having a black eye.
See you tomorrow.
This was not the response I expected. I would actually try the “villain from a James Bond movie” look, but I think the black eye alone will be funny enough for my classmates.
Classes are over, finals are finished, papers are complete… and I’m finally on winter break! For the next three and a half weeks I am off. This will give me plenty of time to reflect on the Q1 and make the necessary adjustments to be more successful in Q2.
Favorite class: Managerial Economics with Professor Campbell.
Least favorite class: Data Analysis.
Overall, this quarter was amazing. I met a lot of great individuals and I really stretched myself by taking subjects in which I had no prior knowledge. Accounting was tough, but I survived. I hear Cost Accounting next quarter is even harder, so that should be fun. My professional speaking class really improved my public speaking skills and I feel much more comfortable speaking in front of large audiences.
I’ll reflect more on Q1 a little later. Now it is time to relax. I should also have plenty of time to blog over the next three weeks… although I won’t have anything to blog about. Stay tuned, I’m sure something will come to mind.
Once again everyone is busy at Fisher College of Business. This is the last week of class so everything is wrapping up. As a result, I had to give a presentation on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
Monday – (Enhancing Professional Interchange) I gave a speech with three other individuals about the Thanksgiving holiday. We were supposed to talk for 16 minutes and we hit 15:59.3 without any help from the professor. Hopefully we get a few extra points for nailing the time exactly.
Tuesday – (Economics) My team gave a presentation on the compensation difference between the CEO of Aetna and the CEO of UnitedHealth. We discussed CEO pay packages and their financial incentives.
Wednesday – (Organizational Behavior) My team gave a presentation on a leadership model that we developed based on OSU President Gordon Gee. (I might have worn a bow tie for this presentation.)
As you can imagine, I’m definitely glad to have these projects behind me. Now I can start studying for finals. It all begins next Monday with Managerial Econ. Tuesday is the Data Analysis final and Wednesday is the Accounting final. It should be a fun three days.
I can’t wait until Wednesday afternoon…