SEMESTER SERIES : Lauren Knight – On the First Week of Class

My classmates and I came back from Twin Lakes anxious about the amount of work we had to do to prepare for the first days of class. Between management case preparation with our teams, DDA homework, marketing and economics readings and four chapters of our finance textbook, I was worried about the pace and getting left behind right away.

The first week was a blur of class pictures, starting classes and getting into routines for doing homework (“deliverables” in MBA-speak) and working with our teams. Luckily, I am in Section B which starts at 9:45 most days! So I spent about 9:45-4 each day in class. Our professors are all wonderful and class discussions are engaging, especially because everyone comes prepared. My very first class was Economics with Ray Hill, and he gave us a quiz on opportunity costs. I was happy to see that most people were just as (or more) confused as I was.

On Friday, we had a Wine Down Reception at the library which gave us a chance to check out the resources available to us and catch up with classmates and Dean Brian. After that, I had a meeting with my marketing career coach to work on my resume and cover letters for the upcoming diversity conferences.

Business school isn’t all work! On Friday, two of my classmates from Japan and South Korea hosted a Korean dinner party. It was so much fun to taste different foods and make friends from the other side of the world.

On Saturday morning, I was back to work, with review classes in the morning and a marketing case interview workshop in the afternoon. We are diving right in with the summer internship search and have a lot of support from the CMC in Professional Development courses, our career coaches, and interview workshops. I am concentrating in Marketing and have already met with several second-years through the Goizueta Marketing Association.

Saturday night you could find Goizueta MBA students all over the city, letting off steam at a classmate’s barbeque party, at the hottest clubs, or bars in Midtown or the Highlands. Then on Sunday, it was time to start again with preparation for the upcoming week.