Monday, September 22, 2008

FY Standardization

As I walked up my stairs after another morning of classes, I started contemplating the standardized format of Darden's FY curriculum. As odd as this sounds, I like it a lot! Yes, my classes are chosen for me, but the fact that I can talk with my roommate who is in a different section about the same cases and same homework feels great. Not only that, but I could walk up to any first year and we'd all be on the same page, likely in the same camp (completely lost at times). I don't have to rely on the 60 people in my section, instead, it's the 333 in my class.

It seems that every Monday I'm tired. I'm sure it doesn't help that I'm up until 3-4am on the weekends and then end up going to bed at 12a on Sunday night. Yesterday was a busy sports day, which I often miss being in VA. I used to have soccer 3 days a week and now I'm lucky if I play once. Unfortunately, using my new cleats and braces have rendered my heel absolutely destroyed. I'm not sure if I've ever had such a large blister. This leads me into, what shoes am I going to wear for my briefing that starts in the next 30 minutes? I tried a couple pairs on and it seems that no matter what, the shoes will be tight. I must grin and bare the pain. It's only my future career, right? These days, if it's not one injury, it's definitely another.

Additionally, my DA homework is a bit more complex than I anticipated and though I've started, I'm not sure what the next step is. This proves to be a problem as I can't make it to learning team tonight and though I know my team may help me after the Merrill Lynch cocktail event, it's a bit difficult when you miss the entire discussion. Suppose this all stems from priorities and the purpose of business school in the end is to get a job.

Edit 9/23/07: I feel I should qualify my last statement, as I don’t actually believe the only purpose of business school is to get a job because if that is what I believed, I wouldn’t be here. The value business school adds to your toolkit and network far surpasses that of simply finding your next position in your career.


MechaniGal said...

I know this dilemma of job vs acads so well - for the past couple of weeks, I've been trying to decide if I want to go to this career fair in GA... it's on the same day as our Q1 LO exam. One day I'm thinking, job's more important, the other day I'm wondering if going all the way there and skipping the first exam is worth it.

JulyDream said...

I don't envy that situation one bit!! I haven't had to decided whether or not to skip an exam. Unfortunately, the exam is so much of the grade that perhaps it's not worth it. On the other hand, if these are jobs you want to pursue, maybe it is. Have you talked with Davidson?

Anand said...

I was agreeing with everything you said till I reached the last sentence. Focus is good but be careful in getting too single-minded. ok, Here's a relevant quote -
All my life
I sought
an angel.
And he appeared
in order to say:
"I am no angel !"