So there's no good excuse for the radio silence on this blog. I had all these wonderful ideas, all these noble goals of reaching out to prospective new students, dishing out sage wisdom to First Years, and recounting the adventures of Second Year.
But here's the thing- I've been fortunate enough to reach out to prospective students through Admissions events, guiding tours of Darden, and my MBA.com video blogs. I've been able to work with First Years as a SY coach, a Co-Director of Education and Career with the Marketing Club, and as a general buddy to countless Class of '14 members for whom I'm totally pulling for to do well in the internship search.
Lastly, the adventures of Second Year have apparently been so darn good that they've kept me from posting blogs. Fortunately, my cousin Mikko started a website where participants write short entry each day about a moment in their lives. A few have been about Darden and Charlottesville life so I'll share them here:
It never ceases to amaze me when I notice the ease of the conversations we
have at Family Dinner. We’ve tried to do one every week or so for the past year
and a half with great success. Sister-in-law Liz was out of town (her presence,
caring, and high pitch giggle are always missed) so it was just Jeff, Beth,
Aaron and I. Still, you’d have to strain your ears to catch any lull in the
conversation. Talk flows effortlessly between the Denver Broncos, school, Beth’s
job, the delicious shrimp cakes, crazy college stories, the upcoming bachelor
party, and countless other first rate topics.
The National Championship game was a dud, but it didn’t matter. There was a
great episode of 60 Minutes on DVR, Trader Joe’s desserts, red wine, and more
laughter than anyone could hope to count on. We simply have a great time being
“…I think this will likely be the two best years of our lives,” I remember my
bestest friend Jeff telling me before we started grad school together. With
nights like this, how could you argue to the contrary?
January 12th (about a hike some SYs and I took in Shenendoah)
January 14th (Okay this isn't about Darden but it's about a show I saw with a classmate a couple weeks ago)