First and foremost, I have to put a disclaimer out there before continuing: Please don't judge by the title of this post that I by any means dislike my program or the people in it, in fact just the opposite. I LOVE my program and everyone in it! However, there comes a time when you need a little space to breath outside of the program. As some of the second years told me as soon as classes started in the fall, it is very easy to get consumed with HR and the program itself.
One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving. I believe Thanksgiving is a day that everyone can agree on two things: (1) a great day of eating amazing food with family & friends (2) napping.
I wanted to follow up to my post from two weeks ago entitled "Making Friends Across the Globe" this week because I actually got to practice what I preached. This past Friday I was invited to dinner at one of the international student's home. Of course, I was so excited to try real, traditional Chinese food, so I accepted the invitation without question. Of course, as is American custom I had to offer to bring something to add to the meal, but my host said no, that I only needed to bring myself.
When I decided to enroll in the MLHR program at the Fisher College of Business, I knew that I would be required to take a "few" statistics classes. Now, don't get me wrong. I love math especially algebra and calculus. On the other hand, geometry and statistics were not my favorites. For whatever reason, my teeny tiny brain couldn't make the connection between cylinders, bell curves and probabilities.
Currently, I am on-site and on-assignment at the GE HRLP 2nd Round Interview Forum located in Crotonville, New York. The last couple of days have been non-stop. From airport to airport to informational meetings/interviews for internships has been fun, fast-paced, chaotic and a blur. At the moment, I feel like I still am trying to catch my breath all the while trying to make the most of this experience.