Another exciting weekend passed by and I don’t know how I’m keeping up with the speed of information inflow. Well, it’s actually the energy of my lovely classmates, I’ll tell you how.
Time between last study weekend and this one felt very short. We had enough readings to do, home assignments to submit, data to research on an interesting market segment, in short, more than we could comfortably take. Then again, who said EMBA was about living comfortably! Problem may be that, I’m not yet in the rhythm to balance work and studies and very likely many other classmates as well.
Here an advice – going solo is not a good idea.
When we didn’t have classes, everyday I talked to one classmate or the other, discussing various topics and solving problems together. Usually all Business Schools suggest students to form a study group. Some groups function very well right from the start and some take a little longer to find an effective method of working together. But don’t restrict yourself to just the study group. Why should you? We’re almost 40 students in the class, there is so much to learn from all of them. Since we all have busy work life and personal commitments, just find anyone who is available, is willing to work together and go for it.
Our classes run from Friday afternoon to Sunday noon and by Saturday evening already we had a long list of things to do in the coming days. And as they say, when the going gets tough, the tough take a break. We decided to go out together and get distracted for a while.
Maybe it was the fresh air outside or something else, we changed our minds, instead of going to any parties, we all decided to sit together and study. By 8 p.m. our apartment was bubbling with excitement and energy of 7 determined souls. In the next 2 hours that followed, we discussed, argued, prepared big charts, analyzed company financials and nailed all the assignments. Everything that would have otherwise cost us at least 3 days of effort each, was accomplished in little over 2 hours. Thanks Stan for recording our discussions without us even noticing it. I watched it later, sounded like a fish market 🙂
You see, this is how I’m able to keep up! I really enjoyed all the classes this weekend, especially Business Economics by Prof. Marija Findrik. I didn’t even feel the need to read book later, it was all so clear just by listening to her, fantastic. And of course working together with my brilliant classmates is always intellectually enriching, looking forward to the next study weekend.
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