Hi everyone! I hope you all have been doing well as it’s been a terribly long time since my last update. I just signed on to respond to some comments I received and thought I’d say hello. Business school definitely keeps me busy, which is one of the many things I underestimated before coming to Columbia Business School. It’s not that I’m too busy to update, but there is so much going on that I don’t even know where to begin. That being said, please let me know what you want to know more about (just comment below) because I’d like to publish some informative posts during the long winter break (It’s like 5 weeks so I’ll need something to do, lol). I’d especially love to answer any questions about CBS since as a program we don’t really put that much out there. I’ll be the first to suggest the school hire a PR firm or something.
As for how I’ve been, like I said, extremely busy. Everyone’s busy actually; the only difference is how you allocate your time, but no one is getting much sleep. If you’re a nontraditional student, you’ll be studying a lot because this’ll be the first time you see accounting, finance, marketing, etc. The rest of us study too, but to the extent we remember the forced curve and, oh yeah, the whole grade non-disclosure thing (I’ll probably write another post on this). Then time shifts to recruiting, clubs, and social events (I could actually write a post on each of these). If you recall, I’m not recruiting so most of my non-academic time is spent on the latter two: I’m an AVP (associate vice president) in 2 career clubs and 1 affinity club. Another thing I’ll mention is that I received a $30K/yr diversity fellowship from my the firm where I’ll be interning next summer; therefore, my tuition for at least my 1st year of business school is fully covered. I’m not saying this to boast, but rather to show diverse (includes women, military, LGBT, Black, Hispanic, Native American, etc.) prospective students for whom the financial investment is a concern that there are resources out there should you be willing to sell your soul to the devil, I mean commit to an investment bank. I promise to update the Scholarships and Pre-MBA Opportunities page soon.
That’s all I’ll write for now. Again, I’d appreciate any suggestions on future topics.