Well, I just finished an incredible, week-long experience. My MBA program kicked off with an intensive one-week residency…and by “intensive” I mean I started and completed three full, 800-level college courses in seven days. I never never went to bed before 1am, and I never got more than five hours of sleep per night. A typical day started with the alarm clock at 6am; up, shower, dress, leave the hotel, breakfast at 7 or 7:30am; class from 8am until 1pm; lunch; class from 2pm to 5pm; a half-hour of optimistically-named “open time,”; dinner; another class or event of some sort from 7pm to 9pm or so; studying for the next days tests, quizzes, presentations, briefs and/or papers until 1am or later.
In the midst of this madness, I found a minute here or there to jump on Facebook and send up a flare, mostly to let my wife know I was still alive. some of them were at 1am, some were in the middle of class. I think they point to the sleep-deprived, caffeine-laden, uber-stressed condition I found myself in. Enjoy!
Nick Shadoff has to dumb it down again for work. Good-bye residency, hello reality.
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Nick Shadoff doesn’t know what to do if there aren’t any more case briefs, quizzes or papers due. I hear rumors that there’s something else people do at night besides study!
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Roberta Sterzik LaMont
Ummm… really??? What???
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I’m lost without a book in my hands now.
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Nick Shadoff — last test done…remaining: one case brief, watch presentations, eat lunch, 3-hour drive HOME!!!
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Nick Shadoff — another Accounting exam down…I feel much better about this one.
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Nick Shadoff found out why he bombed the last Accounting exam… I WAS STUDYING AN OUTDATED PRACTICE EXAM!! $&*#@!!!
August 13 at 11:54pm · Comment · Like / Unlike · View Feedback (1)Hide Feedback (1)
Chara ‘Mcclure’ Blaszkowski
Man, thats rough!
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Nick Shadoff — wow, class was done at 5pm. All I have to do is write up a Supply Chain project, study for a Managerial quiz, read a Managerial case and prepare a problem statement, and study for my next Accounting exam! Will tonight be the night I’m in bed by midnight???
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Madison Anne Dusome
Yes. Because you are obviously super speedy!!!
August 13 at 6:21pm · Delete
That’s only about a half hours worth of work you described. No reason you can’t be done by 7:00
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Madison Anne Dusome
Also, it’s not even five yet, so maybe this post just makes you INSANE, which probably means that you CAN finish by 7:00 for sure – or at least deceive yourself into believing you’ve finished…
August 13 at 6:27pm · Delete
Nick Shadoff — aagh…accounting….sleepy…must fight eyelids…must warn…others!
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Nick Shadoff just now, not more than 23 seconds ago, aced another Managerial Skills quiz. Yes!
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Nick Shadoff — was today only Tuesday? This week is lo-ong…yet…I’m actually having fun! And I haven’t turned on a TV since Saturday…
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Nick Shadoff — Huge presentation done today. (sigh of relief)
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Nick Shadoff — one down, six to go.
August 9 at 11:08pm · Comment · Like / Unlike
Nick Shadoff — my brain hurts.
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Roberta Sterzik LaMont
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Initial one-week residency for the WMBA program, Class of ’11. Sort of a test event…
Host:Team State — Eli Broad WMBA, Class of ’11
Time:9:00AM Sunday, August 9th