Greetings, readers! I'm writing from the glorious fantasyland known as spring break. Remember that from college? That magical week that came out of nowhere to rescue you, just when you thought you couldn't write one more paper or do one more problem set or trudge to class in the snow and ice one. more. time? That week that disappeared, tragically, when you entered the working world, a world that has this startlingly demanding tendency to require work ALL YEAR ROUND? Well, dear readers, you too can recapture spring break simply by going to business school. It is, just as you remember, pretty darn spectacular.
But enough gloating. Many of my good friends jetted off to Japan on a Japan-club sponsored trek for the break, but seeing a pressing need for some R&R, I decided to lay low. A few deliciously relaxing days in Philly, a bit of time at home later this week, and I'll be good to go for the last quarter of our year as MBA students.
Speaking of which, holy moly, how did that happen? Let's recap what's gone down since I last wrote:
1) I got a job! Yes, 'tis true, DIP was good to me, and I came out with a couple of job offers, one of which I happily accepted. It looks to be an incredibly fun job, and it involves marketing my favorite thing ever--candy-- so I truly can't wait for the summer to start.
2) Wharton went to Park City. Yes, a thousand of my closest friends and I flew to Park City a couple of weeks ago and spent a weekend skiing, carousing, and generally bringing a bit of West Philly to Utah. It was, as you might expect, fun. We'll leave it at that for the purposes of this blog.
3) Follies! The wickedly funny student-produced and -written show that skewers the generally mischievous behavior of Wharton students took place last weekend, and it was a blast. Kudos to the writers and producers-- not only is it hysterical, but it's a genuinely good piece of theater, too.
4) Q3 happened. And frankly, it was kind of weird. We started with two weeks of classes, then had a week and a half off for DIP. Then we came back, some people with jobs and others still recruiting (many still recruiting to this day), and had two more weeks of classes, then we went to Park City, then had two more weeks of classes, then had finals, and now we're here. It honestly felt as though the quarter slipped by unnoticed... sort of bizarre, to be honest. But all that means is that we find ourselves here, on spring break, facing the final quarter of our first year of business school.
What will Q4 bring? Who knows. Whatever it is, I'm sad that our first year is already wrapping up but excited to see what the last five quarters have in store. Till soon-- happy (almost) spring!