I don’t believe it.
2nd year MBA is already almost half way there!
Compared to 1st year, 2nd year goes real, real fast and I need to find a job too.
Let’s just go over how my 2nd year looks like so far.
Nope. I paid for this membership (part of tuition fee) and I’m making such a great use of it. It’s just that now that I’m only taking three classes this term, I come to school less often, which is pity (
excuses excuses excuses).
2. Morning and evening class
One class is at 630pm and the other is at 7am…I’m not kidding. 7AM!!
which means I wake up at 530am, try to do my morning thingys (?), and come to class like a zombie…passionate zombie though as this is the class I’m actually learning from (network and digital strategy).
Meanwhile, I’ve also been doing some job researches for gaming companies, fixing my resumes, do
a few coffee chats. I really should start kicking.
It was just about a year ago when I posted my excitement about attending the Rotman clubs fair and how I had no idea what each club was.
View my last year’s post here
and before realizing, I am now already a 2nd year and I am now where they were on the other side of the table!
2nd years had a welcome-back brunch and had chances to catch up.
There was a feeling of nostalgia when I was quietly walking inside the empty Desautels Hall. Sometimes there is so much excitement here and sometimes it’s quiet. So much time had been put into this by all the 2nd year students.
and all of a sudden, the hall is jam packed.
Some snacks we gave out as Rotman Health and Wellness club.
At least in the present, you might be thinking what the value of clubs is, but perhaps after a few years, maybe 5 or 10, or even 20, when you recollect your memories from MBA, it is my hope that you have something to take away from and can say that you were very busy, but learned a lot through clubs.
Join the club.
Before realizing, 2nd year at Rotman is finally here. It’s only a first week, but here’s what’s different so far.
- Take courses that you want.
First year mandatory courses still come as extremely useful for an engineering student such as myself, but also very stressful at the same time. I am taking only courses that I want that will directly help me with a career I want.
2. Fulltime job search pressure is on…!
Finally, it’s your first moment to shine and make a career transition or go for that great jobs that you want for a better future! (or to pay off the tuitions…). There are currently many jobs being posted on a career website, but it is also very important to do a personal search based on the LAMP list if you know what I mean.
3. More free time
It really depends on students. I intentially took two summer courses in summer and am planning to take two intensives during upcoming Winter, which means I’m taking…3…three fun courses this semester. But, that doesn’t mean that I can chill all I want (while I’m writing this blog post after a relaxing nap). I still have certifications to study for to qualify for jobs I want, take extra courses from MOOC and prepare for upcoming full marathon this October.
That’s about it so far. I took one class yesterday and it was very engaging and fun. I’m hoping that rest of the classes are as engaging and interactive.
I will end this post with a photo of a grilled pork chop I recently had to remind me to eat something nice when I’m stressed during school.