We all get those days when nothing goes according to plan. And its normal, even expected but when you have three of such days; back-to-back, you get worried.
Tuesday morning, I woke up happy – I had finally caught up with the unending class work, recruitment preparation and all the shenanigans of b-school. My calendar was not free but reasonable – a one hour meeting at Harper center followed by resumé edits, finishing touches on the homework for Wednesday’s class and a writeup for Thursday class. It was a walk in the park compared to recent days. 15 minutes into the meeting and I realized my happiness was borne out of ignorance and my day was shot. I had completely missed out on the fact that corporate networking night (CNN) was that night. I had no idea what companies were coming to the event and knew even less about the companies I should be talking to. All plans for the day cancelled, I started researching companies and work culture and bla bla bla. Attended CNN with a good result and so went Tuesday.
Wednesday starts with rushing to Harper to print my homework before 8:30 class. I struggled with sleep int the first class but all it takes to keep me awake is the thought of how much I am paying to be in class. Armed with tea and scones, the second half of the class was easier to manage. As soon as the class was over, I hurried to finish my homework for the next class in typical last minute fashion. Once I printed it, I grabbed my lunch and went for some group meeting. My second class of the day was splendid until I realized that many of my answers to the homework were wrong. *sigh*. No time to cry, I have to finish my write up for Thursday’s class.
I dragged myself out of bed on Thursday after my alarm had run out of snoozes. Dressed fancy for my first company meet up. Halfway through the discussion, I realized they do not employ international students *sigh*. Moving on, I submitted my casee write up for the afternoon class 2 minutes before deadline, grabbed lunch which I could not eat until the class was about to start because I was participating in a cohort activity that took my time. Thankfully, I was not cold called during the class because I had missed one of the readings for the class. It was a class with grades for participation so I had to struggle to be called when it got to the reading I actually did.
You may not have noticed but it took me 4 days to write this post which is very likely going to be my last. I’ve met a couple of classmates that followed this blog during their journey and it’s been great to hear how useful it was. I hope it is still useful for future applicants. For those that sent me emails, I rarely check that email and will be closing it shortly. However, I will try to respond to everything I got before this post was published.
I wish you all the best.
Naija gal in Booth.