2006-05-12

Senior-itis

Yep, I've got it pretty bad. My spring semester ended on Wednesday with the submission of my last final exam and last group paper. This ends my eighth consecutive semester (spring-summer-fall) and gives me 46.5 of the 60 credits I need to graduate. That is 78% which roughly means that I have finished my "junior year" and entered my "senior year".

I remember the first MBA class that I attended. It was on a Tuesday night. Class started at 6:00 and ended at 9:00. It was so strange to suddenly be sitting in a classroom at 9PM rather than on my sofa at home (or whatever else it was that I did with my evenings in that previous life). I remember leaving the class very excited about being a part of the discussion that had just taken place, but at the same time exhausted from it. I told myself: that was just the first night of the first class of the first semester... hey idiot, what are you doing?!? And that was in September 2003! I have since attended more than 200 nights of 3 hour class meetings, and I'm still very exhausted after each one.

So everybody save the date for my big graduation party; it's just around the corner: Jan 27

5 comments:

alisa said...

i've only taken one graduate level class while i worked, and i was able to leave work early to attend--which is to say that your doing both in a very all-out way is something that blows my mind and really, really impresses both patricio and me. congratulations! may your "senior" semesters finish quickly. and may the force be with you. cheers!

Carissa said...

I started reading the intro to your very impressive paper. Quite literally, I recognized and knew the meanings of individual words, but even that wasn't going well. I recognized "trader"and thought of you pointing them out on the Exchange floor, I saw "cottage" which made me think of cute decorating and then a kind of cheese, which made me think of Beth and an English muffin, and then I saw "running away", and thought that's what I'd do if I had to know all the stuff you do. Congratulations on all your hard work and your success, Brandon! You are such an excellent man.

kenny said...

I read about a page and a half. My brain now hurts.

Jenni said...

Oh my.....I jumped out there and tried to read your paper -- I haven't seen figures like that since high school calculus with Ms. Sloan! Congrats on making it to the senior "year" -- it was great to see you on Sunday and catch up for a few minutes!!

amazonlori said...

Well Brandon, I don't know what these other people are talking about...I totally understood your paper! Especially the section about "baby steps"--I mean how much simpler and clearer could it have been?? I'm about to go work out some linear and concave functions on my chalkboard in the back so.....

I am obviously kidding. You're unbelievable. Congrats on your upcoming graduation!!!