And it begins... tonight I catch a redeye out of SFO to JFK for the Forte Conference that officially begins on Friday. Tomorrow night, I will feast with some other Darden women at Cercle Rouge in NYC. Never been, but after a quick investigation, it looks promising. The Forte Conference is sure to be filled with networking, new friends and a lot of useful information. Turn on the thinking cap!
I just finished the first Semi-Final of the EuroCup and it's official, Germany is going to the FINALS!! After a few crazy days in NYC, I leave Saturday night and fly to Berlin, just in time for the EuroCup finals! I'm STOKED! Find me a beer hall with a TV. Germany will be a whirlwind - spending no more than 2 solid days in any one city and returning to the states on July 7th. Just in time to plan a birthday fiesta and pack my things for Charlottesville.
I've officially completed the first of an array of summer reading and I can't believe it only took me 4 days. I suppose the fact that the book is interesting helped. Hopefully that's an indication of what's to come at Darden. My computer is purchased and I did go American, Dell D630. It'll be available for pick up starting July 24th - during my first trip back to C'ville. My configuration appointment is on July 31st, my first official living day in C'ville. I registered for the Excel course starting August 4th and a career planning course. I'm still debating if I need to take the Econ course. If I don't take it, I have 5 days to settle in, but perhaps the class is more helpful than whatever else I'll do in those 5 days. There's still time to register if I change my mind. Lastly, I sent off my check for Darden's outdoor adventure the weekend before school begins. I couldn't turn down camping, hiking and tubing in Virginia with fellow classmates!
As you can see, it's been a productive week and the most exciting part was setting up my UVa email address. Virginia, like many schools, has a typical sub-par webmail application, however, you can may opt to migrate your email address to Google (Gmail) or MicrosoftLive@Edu. I chose the former as I've used it for a lot of my personal correspondence and needless to say, it's fabulous. Looks like, feels like, and acts just as Gmail does, except it has a pretty UVa insignia in the top left corner.
Items left to complete:
Update Resume to Darden's preferred format
Register for the BCG Event in either Boston or SF
Sign up for health insurance
Hope everyone enjoys the next couple weeks!