Student Organizations, Professional Development, Career Stuff, Full Time MBA, Working Professional MBA
Last week I had the opportunity to attend not one, but two Operations related Career Conference events and they were awesome! First, there was the Annual "Links Symposium" sponsored by the Operations and Logistics Management Association, and I volunteered to help organize this event, being a member of OLMA myself.
I'm officially done with a year of the WPMBA program! It really has went by pretty fast. Sarah's post is really true. Her last bullet for me was the hardest to get used to when I started. (Don't obsess about grades...) When you start the program, you soon learn that you have to maintain a 3.0 average in all of the core classes. Which is a B. When I first started a year ago, that really intimidated me. What if I get below a B? Or how much work is it to get an A?
The end of Spring Quarter will be the end of an era. The end of quarters and the start on semesters, Ohio State has had quarters ever since the college started back in 1870...back when Ohio State was strictly an agriculture and mechanical college. Initially, when I found out semesters were coming, I was not very happy. Going from 10 week classes to 14 did not seem all that exciting. What if I don't like a class? I'm going to have to sit through it even longer.
This past weekend was a great example of the balancing act that is life. The weekend before finals (for some) corresponding with a holiday weekend. Three days to study? Great in theory. However, that wasn't the case. On Saturday, my sister-in-law graduated high school and is now a Buckeye! The superintendent had five things that not only the graduates, but everyone, should do every day: pay someone a compliment; do a good deed; be yourself and love what you see in the mirror; do something for yourself; and make a memory. Such good advice.
So last week was a busy week for many of the WPMBA's; well, those of us who had the fun experience of two midterms back to back last Tuesday. I for one was not a fan of two midterms on the same night. It made for a long weekend of studying. And then came scheduling. A post several weeks ago, I was very excited about the opportunity for scheduling for fall semester. For the past year, we've basically been told "The switch is coming, you must take these classes." Which was simple enough.