Even though it's already February, Happy New Year! Actually, I guess it's appropriate to say according to the Lunar Calendar. :)
Before posting on more recent events, I wanted to blog my two cents on the fall semester. As you might have already read in several of the other bloggers' posts, there was a definite contrast between the summer and fall semester both socially and academically. A lot of applicants I spoke to over the semester asked how it's possible that we earn two degrees in two years. I will admit that it's not a walk in the park. Although the perspectives vary from LGO to LGO, there are definitely challenges faced and certain trade-offs (both good and bad) that need to be balanced in this program.
Time was easily my biggest constraint in the fall. Between all of the classes I was taking and clubs and committees I was involved in, I definitely felt like I was spreading myself thin. For the most part, although I didn't do the greatest job in branching out, I'm happy with the relationships I've built through Sloan (i.e. my core team and Marketlab team) so far. Below is a picture of my core team. I only ended up being in three classes with them, but overall, I had a positive experience working in such a diverse team. Between the seven of us, we represented San Diego, NY, Boston, Washington (state), Indonesia, Korea, and Brazil!