I’m sure we have all heard the notion about business school that the hardest part about it is getting into the program, not actually getting out of it. Taking this to heart I put all kinds of time and effort into getting in to Texas, assured that once I stepped foot on campus it was smooooth sailing. Wrong.
First semester, while an incredible experience, was probably the most ridiculous four months of my life in terms of time and work commitments. The saving grace throughout the whole time was the common theme expressed from second years that after the first semester, it’s all downhill from there in terms of how much work is required of you. Wrong.
This semester has started off with a bang. A case and a half a week for Strategy, homework due in every Operations class session (many times based on a case reading), Advanced Corporate homework every other week, Investment Theory homework (so far a stock valuation model and a portfolio construction homework assignment), and Advanced Accounting homework due every Tuesday (not to mention the exam I took last night). Now, I’m not saying this to complain because we all choose our paths in life – in fact, I opted out of a more cushy Negotiations class in order to get into my accounting course – but still, what was all this talk about its much easier after the first semester??!?