Saturday, January 20, 2007
Back to school. The J-Termers are here and the class of 2008 is officially complete. Happy hour was packed and every girl was checking out the new boys on the block. It appears that the J-term clusters are about 85% male so all the single girls are on the prowl!
So far I like my classes much better this semester; I am taking mostly core courses but did manage to squeeze in two electives. Here is what my schedule looks like:
Decision Models (1/2 term) - so far my least favorite class (partially due to its 9am occurrence)
Managerial Accounting (1/2 term) - will take second term
Capital Markets and Investments (elective) - this class is going to kick my butt and I am possibly already lost. The prof seems great through and it will be nice to learn something brand new. Additionally, I finally have a class with AxeChick!!!
Managing Marketing Programs (1/2 term) - I really enjoyed last semester's marketing strategy class and looking forward to this one.
Leadership (1/2 term) - second term
Operations Management - the old vice dean is teaching the course and it promises to be the best class of the semester.
Healthcare marketing: from start-up to multinationals (elective) - this class is really small (I think only 15 students) and I am very excited to get to know the prof and my classmates. Our first case study is on Cialis, Viagra, and Levitra :)
Not too many news on the internship front. Two interviews down, four more scheduled so far in the coming weeks, still one known offer.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Winter Break coming to an end
The last three weeks have been fantastic. I got to hang out with my family, catch up with friends, and spend five glorious days on the beaches of Maui. I greatly miss the Hawaiian sun along with all the surfer boys and beautiful scenery. Only one more day left in San Francisco and then it is back to the cold and windy New York City. Brrrr.
In addition to all the fun, I spent a week participating in the 10th Annual CBS Silicon Valley Trip along with 50 of my classmates and various EMBA students (Columbia, Haas/Columbia, Columbia Global). It was an awesome opportunity to network with all kinds of people as well as alums. Throughout the week we visited and learned about companies including Intuit, Google, Yahoo!, SAP, YouTube, LinkedIn, eBay, Applied Biosystems, Genentech, and SanDisk. There was also a mixer with Wharton and MIT as well as an alumni reception featuring Craig of craigslist.com as the main attraction. Fun times.
The interviews are in full swing back on campus. So far I have one offer on the table and a few interviews lined up in the coming weeks. Cannot wait to dive right back into the madness!