Posts Tagged 'IMS'

Well, Well, What do we have here?

I think what we have are the following:

  • Gerlach having the fire department called on it for the 3rd time in 2 weeks
  • The rooms, which are sometimes freezing, are now sometimes “roasting”
  • Being finished!! with my IMS project
  • About finished with one other project
  • Almost half finished with my other two projects
  • My wedding being officially less than one month away!
  • Found an internship! (more details to come once all of the offer paperwork is completed)
  • Completely forgot about my bridal shower, and then remembered it all later
  • Moving in 16 days

This quarter seems to be in a major hurry to end, and I’m not ready for that yet. Good news is that my IMS project is finished, presentation given, and I don’t have to worry about that anymore. I should go ahead and start working on the presentation for our Compensation project, but I just haven’t had time yet. I’ve been way too busy with everything else. But at least 2 of my group projects are past the “having to meet every week” phase and we can pretty much work on stuff on our own. The Compensation project, however, that may be the death of us all. Good job to everyone who presented last night.

So, my goal for this month was to be in the top 5 of the top content report. I think this is a lost goal. A lot of my fellow bloggers seem to be on hiatus, and since only a few of us are consistently blogging, it’s not a fair competition. But, I have been advertising my blog to all of my classmates. Shout out to Jenn Cargile who has the top “comment” posts for my blogs.

It’s still hard to believe that it’s the end of week 8. Time just flies when you’re having fun. Or, in my case, when you’re really, really busy. Today is the first day I don’t have a meeting, or a conference call. I can finally use my lunch hour to get errands done that I need done for myself. Yay for that. Well, have a great day!


Work Smarter, Not Harder

This has been my motto for a while now. Not to say that I make a point of finding shortcuts, because I don’t, but to just step back and think for a second or two about what you have to get done, before you just jump in. Maybe a way to say it could be think more logically and systematically before you begin something? How does that sound?

My project for my IMS internship is finally underway. I have a meeting today with the redesign team, and Friday, I’m going to begin the real work on my project because I have 80% of the data I need. My project, so that you know what I’m talking about, includes looking at all of the students in the Nationwide Marketing University and, after putting them into groups of students who have taken approximately the same classes, developing a course plan which will enable them to graduate in a timely manner. When I was looking at the data (when I say data, it really means the spreadsheet of everyone who has taken a class), I started writing formulas to count the number of times a class was taken. If I had truly taken the advice of my motto, I would have looked through the entire file and noticed that this was already done for me. Brilliant! So anyway, it will be exciting to get that stuff going.

I have a second meeting this afternoon about an internship for the summer, and if it goes according to plan, I will have an internship by approximately 4:45 tonight! Woot! It’s very stress relieving to start figuring out my¬† plan for the summer, after the wedding. It seems like everything I’ve been doing has been to concentrate on planning, and not enough for my internship search. Not that it’s a bad thing, it’s just that you can tell where my priorities lie. :)

For now, that’s all. More updates as I work through my project and hopefully some good news about my meeting!

-Amanda



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