How is the semester already half over? People said 2nd year is easier than the 1st and in some ways it is. I am definitely still busy though!
I thought I missed my cohort last spring since we only had one class together compared to first semester when we had every class together. Now that I don’t have any classes I miss them even more! I’m also taking a handful of classes outside of the business school and that’s been a new adventure. I’m taking an “Innovations and Trends in the Non-Profit Sector” class that is a cross-listed with students from the Schools of Public Policy & Social Work and an “International Sustainable Development” class in the School of Architecture’s Community Planning department. It’s been really neat meeting different grad students and learning about topics completely outside of the business school. It’s also challenging being with students that are much more well versed in the topics than I am!
Texas State Fair
If you follow Texas football then you heard about our big win last weekend against rival Oklahoma! I was lucky enough to be there and watch the magic happen. The Sports, Entertainment & Marketing Association (SEMA) organized a weekend trip to Dallas to watch the game. I had a blast at the game and also at the surrounding Texas State Fair. I am now the proud owner of the large minion from Despicable Me (and orange sunglasses) pictured in this posting and we enjoyed a great ride on the ferris wheel, pineapple ice cream and multiple corn dogs.
The first years are here and just survived the first quarter of classes. They are a refreshing breath of air as their excitement and spirit has reinvigorated many of our clubs on campus. Other new faces on campus include our international exchange students. I have classes with several of them and really enjoy getting to know more about their homes and culture. It’s also fun to watch their new experiences with “All-American” things such as football games or rice krispy treats!