Itâs day two of my second year in the Foster MBA program and itâs great to be back.Â The new building isnât 100% finished yet, but weâre up and running and itâs a HUGE upgrade from good old Balmer High.
Hereâs a glimpse of what a day in the life of a 2nd year looks like.Â You can expect more of these entries in the future from other current MBAs.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
7:00 am â Wake up and take a short run through Cowen Park. Have to get in my outdoor runs before the rain starts again! Quick breakfast and a cup (or two) of coffee and Iâm out the door to walk to campus.
9:30 am â Join my first-year team in one of their first meetings. Part of my role as a Fritsky Leadership Fellow is to provide feedback on their team dynamics and process.
10:30 am â Have my first Ethics class with Scott Reynolds and learn the team Iâll be working with for the quarter. We have some exciting projects, including a multi-round debate and the opportunity to present to Dan Bross, Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship at Microsoft.
12:30 pm â Attend a Women in Business sponsored lunch event about personal branding. Great talk and free pizza. Not bad.
1:30 pm â Work through a case with another new team in my first corporate finance class. Almost certain that Jennifer Koski is the nicest professor Iâve ever met.
3:30 pm â Rush over to the MBA program office after class for a meeting with Tim Hossain to discuss the upcoming Preview Weekend, Shadow Days, and other events for the quarter that require Student Ambassador volunteers.
4:00 pm â Hang out with a few classmates outside Orinâs Place cafÃ© in Paccar Hall, chatting and sorting through my assignments for the quarter.Â I feel SO much better with a to-do list!
6:00 pm â Walk home, whip up a quick dinner and sneak in a rerun of The Office. You know, the one where Toby leaves for Costa Rica and Andy steals Jimâs proposal night? Hilarious.
7:30 pm â Spend the next couple of hours reading a finance case, writing my weekly Ethics journal entry, and working on my keyboard parts before the MBA band practice this Sunday.
11:00 pm â Call it quits after 16 hours. Pretty normal day in the life of a Foster MBA.