It’s raining !!

It’s really coming down and I am trying to decide if we should keep the window open to enjoy the beautiful sound and feel of rain or should I close it to keep my things on the window from getting wet. I am leaning towards keeping it open for now. My window has a direct view of the church on the next block. There is something about the view which is very peaceful. At times, I get up and lie staring at it thinking of nothing and that’s the best part of my day usually. 

Now, that my philosophical rant is over, let’s talk about the MBA. I have two more weeks before I finish mine. I am taking four courses this mini and I have a bunch of slide decks, finals and papers to complete in the next week and then there are the numerous events and lunches and dinners with friends. Honestly, I am enjoying this but can’t wait to be done with the MBA and start working.

MBA: Last quarter

It’s true…time flies. It feels like we had the base camp yesterday and I am half way through mini 3 of my second year already. Full time recruiting worked out well for me and I had my job offers in place fairly early in the year. I completed my capstone project in the first half of the year. Now, all I have to do is go to classes and I don’t even have finals or midterms for all of them.
In a nutshell, life is great.

Happy New Year from Pittsburgh

Another new year……my second one in Pittsburgh. I have given up tea for a month and then I will see if I want to continue or start drinking tea again. I keep making big plans to work out and get all ripped but that never works. So, I stay indoors and read a lot of books. This is the kind of vacation that I always dreamed of. Nothing on my mind and all the time in the world to do whatever I want to do. Although I have some stuff to complete which I hope to complete before school starts again, I am taking my time to enjoy the things that I like doing.

The break is over

Today is the last day of mini1 break. I am back to picking classes and syncing calendars. I loved the nice and relaxed break I had. I am still not in the all-set-for-the-cold-mini mode but I guess I will get there.

Today was a pretty uneventful day. I just went Halloween costume shopping with one of my classmates. I was not really looking for a costume so I just sat back and gave her feedback about the options she was considering. Then we went shoe shopping and I ended up buying just one pair of flats. We had lunch in Chipotle after long and loved it and then came back home. I tried on my new shoes and was devastated to find that they were a size too small. I guess I will return them when I will go shoes shopping again. I wrapped up the evening with a small workout and some intensive cooking. Now, I have to get to cleaning up my room and then I can call it a day.

First Job Offer(s)

Yes! It’s true.
We just completed the first mini and I got three job offers from one company. Yaay! It’s one of my top choices, so now I get to sit back and relax and not worry too much about my post-MBA future.

Let me describe everything in detail now. Last week, I interviewed with the company for two positions. The first round had two interviews per position. So, I talked non-stop for two hours with a very bad throat. I was hoping to get the round 2 for one of the positions but was happily surprised when I got both. I think I have learned to not expect too much and that helped me retain my equanimity. On day 2, I had two interviews of 45 minutes each – one of them very pleasant and the other one not so much. We were supposed to hear back from them on the same day but we got an email instead telling us that we will hear back the next day which was a Friday. So, I just prepared for the four interviews I had on Friday. Again, with my bad throat and fever raging, I went through the four interviews on Friday, went to Tepper Beers and then came back to kill time at our hub – which is one of our classmate’s apartment.
We were just sitting there talking when people stated posting about ‘Thank You for your time’ emails, then the ‘Congratulations!’ emails started coming in. In some time, everyone who had had a round 2 interview had received their status but not me. So, I had my laptop open and everyone was staring at it. I was surprised by how everyone except me seemed so anxious. I really didn’t feel any anxiety. I guess, that after my internship search, I have become a better and more mature person. I hope I am able to maintain this in the future as well. So, finally I got the email and got to know that I had been offered for three positions. I felt relief and happiness but my heart didn’t do a back flip like it always does on such occasions. I was happy with the offers but I was happier for my own reaction to the news. I don’t know if that makes any sense :)

Busy – the worst word in b-school as well??

As difficult as it might be to believe, I can proudly claim that my to-do list has been a blank one for more than eighteen hours straight. Part of it can be attributed to the fact that I have taken to planning my days the night before and putting all my tasks on my calendar and most of it to the fcat that I haven’t really had a lot of stuff to do for the past two days. Honestly, it feels awesome to have the time to sit back and read the WSJ without having a thousand thing nagging your mind.
I am not worried that I am missing out on something because I know how I have things stacked up for the next week. I am just taking it easy because here at Tepper, we enjoy the peace while it lasts.

Long day….hmmm!

Today is the day I am packed 9am to midnight end to end with no room for a single extraneous thought. Days like this are the ones that I fear the most but not today. Today I have it all in place and feel that it’s all going to run like a well oiled machine.
I got up early, caught up on the To-Dos I had slipped up due to falling asleep yesterday and now I am enjoying my hot piping healthy breakfast of oatmeal while my lunch is cooking in the oven.
If I can make it to the gym today at the end of the day, I will deem the day a good one.