I just wanted to register a little bit of a typical week that captured the essence of what the Sloan is for me.
It is my personal view that this year is all about stretching your learning on different themes, taking a strategic approach on your career, self-awareness, spotting a different side of London on a Thursday night, feel inspired and also proud of attending a top class event such as TEDx LBS organized by students and then spend the weekend in Amsterdam … just to come back on Monday and start all over again !
Here goes a quick glance of our everyday life as a Sloan Student …
Monday: started with a little bit of rush, two final assignments of a Spring Elective and a study group meeting that lasted till night.
Tuesday: early classes at 8:15am, a class meeting at noon, two workshops from Career Services and the briefing from our trip to Shanghai in the beginning of the night. Of course, drinks at Windsor after that !
Wednesday: once again classes in the morning, a meeting to discuss the Entrepreneurship Summer School and then classes all day long.
Thursday: a long day that started with a One to One with the Career Coach, a biography group meeting, Hamlet at Shakespeare Globe in the afternoon and Secret Cinema at night.
Friday: amazing TEDx LBS organized by the Marketing Club. Fast-pace, sharp and interesting. Nice to meet an Argentinian couple that were LBS Alumni. A nice dinner with friends after the intense day.
Weekend: Amsterdam and its charming bikes and boats. … and then another week starts … a lot of reading to be done before the next lecture …
It is incredible how every day we can see more clearly how the Sloan Program evolves and all of sudden it hits you that 4 months of it have already gone ! This is the first week that we are all back to our core courses and already a sense of urgency is in the air. It might be just me but a couple of days ago I saw myself as a student and now I can’t help to see how everything we’ve been through till now, in its own chaotic way, actually makes sense and will certainly define what my future will be like. From every class, talk, network event, chat over the cafeteria, an invisible link make it all build a new future ahead. I might have become too philosophic, but in fact I’m just happy for finally applying to the Entrepreneurship Summer School ! Many months looking for a good idea that you genuinely get convinced of. I have not yet been accepted but my fingers are crossed and I look forward to the answer !
It is going to be really nice to share some of my thoughts over the Sloan year.
It’s been quite a journey till now, it seems like yesterday that we were all arriving from different parts of the world to start this very different year … but it has already been 4 months now ! So much has happened … the feeling of first day at LBS, looking for a place to live by myself for the next year, the overwhelming orientation day where you leave school totally exhausted by the amount of things and people you met in such a short time … it all happened so fast.
It will be an awkward blog in the first couple of days … because I’ll try to remember this past 4 months in short stories, bouncing back and forward in time in order to capture the most meaningful days of what really means this Sloan year for me …