Getting Ready for Columbia Business School, Running, et cetera

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

2006 Begins

Back from Christmas in the snow-covered northland. It was actually pleasant to be at work. I had been scared of going back. I applied for a promotion in November, and got it at the beginning of December. I thought that this was awesome, for the money, yes, but mostly so that I could tell Columbia that, look, seriously, I have professional promise, everyone says so. I was too lazy to tell Yale. What I didn't think about was the change in responsibilities. To make a long story short, I have gone from being very good at, and understanding all aspects of my job, to getting buried in something that I still can't my head all the way around. This is at the exact moment when my thinking has begun to shift to: when will I leave my job and what do I want to do this summer? Opportunity certainly does come dressed in overalls, looking a lot like work.

Tomorrow night is the Yale SOM Winter Break Social. 1) I want to see how these things work, because I plan to be involved with Hermes next year. 2) I hope to see some of the folks who I met again and again at Business School receptions in the Fall. 3) The applicants who I've met so far have generally been cool people, and cool people are fun to hang out with. 4) I like beer.

re: my complaints about the silence from CBS. I have now been contacted by three CBS students, asking if I have questions. I was a bit hard on CBS before, for not sending me a t-shirt, etc. I now realize that Adcom is busy, and the students were in the middle of finals last month. I have gotten all of the attention that I want, and I even managed to get a
"Columbia Means Business" t-shirt.


At 1:06 AM, Blogger SugarRumCherry said...

Congrats on getting in to Columbia! I'll be starting in the fall, too. That's awesome about the t-shirt...where did you get it? I want one, too :-)

At 3:22 PM, Blogger Marina said...

I am still waiting for my phone calls/emails. I DID get an invite to an event in Mt View where the Dean is going to speak, but I am out in cowland.

I LOVE my Columbia sweatshirt - though it probably needs to be washed at some point. haha

Have you considered living on campus? Do you know anything about the apartments?

I wish I had pics of the bike cart brazillian :)


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