Archive for July, 2008

My first week

July 13, 2008

It’s Sunday night, and I’m going to start my second week of my Analytical Skill Workshop this July before the formal beginning of classes in August. So far, it’s been pretty good. I’m signed up for 2.5 classes, so I have a fair amount of reading and homework to complete, but it’s not unmanageable by any means, especially if I get an early start on things, which I’ve been doing to a surprising degree. It’s also cool that I’m not finding any of the material boring, and all the professors are at least decent.

At 8am, I have Microeconomics. It’s not as hard as I thought it would be to get up for that in the morning. 9:30 is Statistics, and the professor is probably my favourite. He’s definitely got some personality, which helps given the subject material. The half class is Finance, and it only counts as half a class because it’s every other day.

On top of all this are all the presentations and workshops that we’ve had to go to. There was a presentation on communications (that professor is particularly memorable), a case analysis workshop, and even a presentation from the Wall Street Journal about the benefits of subscribing (I’m still not convinced).

But I especially like the social events. There’s one event per week on average (this first week had two), and it’s a great opportunity to meet a lot of the other students. It’s nice that I’m starting to recognise more and more of them, and more importantly, I’m remembering their names. 🙂

All in all, a great start to business school. Let’s see how it continues.