A lot has happened in the past two months. The most important thing – I am half done with my MBA! Time does fly by fast around here. I can vividly remember my first day at school, next thing I know, it’s half-time. It’s been an incredible journey, to say the least. But before I get to that part, I want to share a few other things I enjoyed over the past semester.
Preview weekend – It is the first chance to know your classmates and second years; know more about school, about Austin; get questions answered. I enjoyed representing Indian Graduate Business Association and meeting yet more people – 2015 full-time candidates.
Karaoke fundraiser – It was organized by the global study group that visited India over spring. They raised funds for a non-profit organization, Lend-A-Hand, that inspires social change in the youth of rural India. I got free music lessons and picked up some great tips that evening – I now know how not to sing!
Palmetto and Pedernales Falls State parks – two out of so many around Austin! Just in a couple of hours I was away from the hustle-bustle of the school and the city. The short trips are truly refreshing when it’s time for much needed breaks.
Trailer Tuesday at Long Center – a good find by my second year friends. This is once a month event from March through October, at times on weekends as well. I absolutely enjoyed the scrumptious, falafel Kebabilicious wrap while watching the sun set over Austin’s skyline with my friends.
There were a ton of other activities in school, MBA Prom and once the school was over, an entire week of ‘disorientation’ for all full-time candidates (MBA Revue, Cohort Olympics and other parties)….and there is really so much that goes on in and around Austin that it’s difficult to keep a tab.
Being half-done with my MBA is a good feeling. The first thing that comes to mind is no more Austin – Dallas commute for me or my husband for a while. That drive is one of the most monotonous, boring and drab drives ever. Also, I’m another step closer to my goals. Anyway, so time did fly by really fast. I am glad about this decision of getting my MBA at McCombs. Looking back, I know I have a come long way from being an architect, with no exposure to corporate business world to someone who is excited about a career in finance. I met many awesome people who, I believe, shall remain friends for life. I have tried many things that I hadn’t done before – simple things like biking to school or complex things like valuation or fun things like going to a prom – the MBA Prom . There is absolutely no limit to what you can learn, who you meet, how much fun you have. The only limit is what you set for yourself.
By the time this blog is published, I would have already started my internship. I know what projects I’ll be working on and am really looking forward to it. My internship seems analogous to the preview of a movie that is to be released after I graduate. Difference being, the plot thickens and unfolds one day at a time.
It’s been an incredible one year, learning all that I did and sharing my experiences. I can go on forever, but it’s time for adios right now. I will sign in a few weeks later with updates from the internship front. In the meantime – Hook ‘em horns. Iml