Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Oof... Wednesday

Yesterday was the 2nd day of the 2nd half of the 2nd term. And it was a very long day. In fact, this is shaping up to be a very long week.

Yesterday Section A went to the SEAT factory for operations class. This is one of the coolest things I have ever seen in my life, and I could easily have spent the whole day there, staring at the robots. But we were in and out of there very quickly. In fact, it's the only thing that went quickly the whole day. After the factory tour we came back to school and my team met during lunch to work on a group assignment for today's microeconomics class. In the afternoon, we did an exercise that took four hours but should have taken one. We were broken into 4 teams, which meant each team had nearly 20 people. Unfortunately, only six people were actually busy during the exercise (we had to build "chips" out of Legos as part of a production line) so most of us - me included - spent several hours sitting around watching. And the day was wrapped up with a discussion of the Lego game that went until 7:30pm. This could have been a really great activity (and at times it was certainly entertaining) but it was frustrating to have so many of us standing around, feeling useless, when we knew how much work we had to do.

And then it was time to start preparing cases. I stayed up till 2 but still didn't get anywhere, since I'm completely confused by our Capital Markets class and the latest cases in Accounting. But in good news, we got the last of our three midterms back yesterday - Managerial Accounting - and I seem to have managed B's in everything. Now we're three weeks away from finals!

This morning I got a frustrating email. I didn't get an interview with the one company I actually would want to do an internship with next summer and I'm extremely disappointed. The email was very confusing and they called me "Mr. Sadler" in it so now I'm thinking my cover letter and resume weren't even looked at. Hmph. So I was already grumpy this morning from not sleeping enough and not understanding the cases and that email bummed me out further. I'm having trouble finding the value of all of this. The idea of going to the mountains, having a couple of kids, and opening a ski chalet after the MBA is sounding better and better. Hmmm... then again, why should I wait till after the MBA?

Tonight is the annual Multi-Cultural fair. It has been majorly hyped and is sold out. Angry emails have been going around because some students couldn't get tickets and everyone is frustrated. Other emails have been going around with threats between the Chilean and Peruvian booths. At the end, it all just adds up to my email inbox going over the limit and me not being able to receive emails. I have been asked to co-host the event along with fellow lunatic and admissions mistake Bill, which will hopefully take my mind off of everything else for a couple of hours. So after class I need to run around and put together a Western outfit (as that's the theme of the American booth this year) and then try to come up with funny things to say about other nationalities.

Full report to come tomorrow or Friday!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good to have you back on the Internet with news flashes from IESE. Congratulations on passing your exams!

Maybe the IESE MBA is so powerful because it confirms that those who posses it have pure grit survival skills....mental and physical stamina. Those who are left standing at the end, earn it. The fact that you also learn a lot along the way, is the bonus!