I’ve heard many of my classmates mourn the fact that our first year at Haas is effectively over. Indeed, it is a little sad that the last nine months have passed in what seemed like the blink of an eye. That’s what happens when you are busy having a wonderful time with great people and learning new things. Many of the blog posts here have been dedicated to just how good of a time we've had these past nine months. However, I'm trying to look forward to new opportunities rather than dwell on the glory of the past. And I have to say, things are looking pretty good.
Greetings from my new cubicle! I started my summer internship in green building three weeks ago and am absolutely loving it! Being a project manager has been really fun because it allows me to work with architects, interior designers, and subcontractors. I love that I get to work with all of these talented and diverse people and that I am gaining insight into the world of green construction. I get to go to a job site almost once a day...It is so nice to get out of the office! It's also nice to be making money - I feel a lot less guilty going to Starbucks a few days a week :)
At the end of a fairly prescribed first semester, we were let loose to bid for electives this Spring. How did everything shake out? Among the second years the most coveted courses seemed to be "Power and Politics" and "Pricing." Among first years, "Brand Management" and " Energy and Environmental Markets" seemed to be the buzz.
Today was the last day of my summer internship. I'm sitting at gate 7 in a JFK airport terminal. My flight is delayed. I am hungry. But I have too many things (two backpacks, one guitar, and an enormous umbrella) with me to justify getting up and going to McDonald's.