Thanks to all my readers who followed up with me and made sure I was still alive - although I'm slightly disfigured from 3 terms of cases and recruiting, i'm breathin' and kickin'.
Special C~O~N~G~R~A~T~S to all the round 1 admits - come to Darden! No buyers remorse here from this lil' lady and i'm pretty picky about everything.
So I thought it would be fun to share a bit about how my recruiting process has been over the last 3 months to give you sense of what you can expect if you're anything like me and if you like to have some fun in life too.
|Laura getting cash so we can zoom through the tolls.|
At the end of November my friend Laura and I were invited to go to NYC for a women's MBA event at a bank. The weather was not in our favor that day and at little Charlottesville airport, my flight was canceled. The agents couldn't re-book me on another flight because all the transfer hubs where backed up and the earliest I could expect to arrive in NYC was the following morning. Our event was that evening so unfortunately my options didn't look very good.
I have this weird tendency where I feel compelled to make something that someone tells me is impossible...happen. So I rented a car and emailed the bank that I would be late because instead of flying up, I'd be driving. I got a huge GMC SUV, texted Laura to let her know I'd be late, then set off for NYC, which is about 7-8 hrs away from New York.
About 40 minutes into the drive, I get a phone call from Laura - she is stunned my flight got canceled and apparently her connection out of Dulles is delayed and she's going to miss the event. We complain about how we'll never fly out of CHO again and then I tell her i'm going to pick her up from Dulles and we'll drive to NYC together. We end up meeting somewhere near Vienna to save time and she gets in the car and off we go. We end up missing the entire event, but thankfully Scott, who was there to meet us waited and we got to see him for at least half an hour. Moral of the story: never take no for an answer! Even when no comes from airlines and weather.
|Ashoka's DC headquarters|
|Facetiming with my Learning Teammate Jeremy over winter break to do interview prep|
We had a dutch auction a few weeks ago where sections were pitted against each other in an effort to raise money for building a house as part of BGiA (building goodness in April) with Habitat for Humanity. My sectionmates and I all volunteered auction items ranging from (year's worth of ballroom dance lessons to special message delivery from our section all star, Kaz). I think we raised somewhere between $13-$15 just in our section alone.
|me in San Antonio, Texas for NSHMBA|
I attended a diversity job fair in San Antonio with some classmates and met some wonderful people (particularly a director at P&G whom I still keep in touch with).
|Lunch @ Apple with old co-workers|
|Darden @ Google|
|Can't leave out a #cabselfie|
Like I mentioned, I was in NYC for a few days to attend week on wall street events. All about the hustle.
And now i'm finally home. I probably have typos but think of it as stream of consciousness luster and part of the art of describing my last few weeks in business school. It's all been a GIANT stream of consciousness!! Time to prep for interviews....I've been blessed this year with interviews so gotta make the most of all the opportunities presented! #PEACE