I hope all the incoming students had a nice restful summer. Get ready; the fun is about to start! Some things I wish I had known at the beginning of the school year/some of the things that worked out really well for me as you start off the new year!
- The first semester will be the hardest. The half semesters are so quick that it is really easy to fall behind. Don't get seduced by football Saturdays completely! I was amazed at how quickly things moved.
- Sort of piggy backing off the first bullet, don't fall behind on the OCD deadlines. Pay attention to their emails. They tend to have a lot of information, but it can be a little difficult to find at times. Most importantly, learn when the blackout date is lifted and when resumes are supposed to be completed. The resumes tend to be due just as the semester picks up with classes. It can cause a double whammy!
- Don't have a "fear of missing out." At the same time, being present and involved early on can pay good dividends when looking for teammates for job prep and class projects.
- Figure out how you learn best. I found that my study habits and what was most effective definitely changed from undergrad. Some of the skills I picked up from working made me a much more effective learner! I tried to take advantage of those learned lessons!
Good luck to all the prospectives out there! The fall must also feel so busy! There is always so much going on! I am sure it is going to hit full throttle pretty soon as well! Feel free to reach out to any of the ambassadors. We are always ready to help.
Now for the personal update:
As it seems like everyone is getting back from M-Treks, I went on a little M-Trek of my own: my sister's wedding in Peru to her Ross graduate, Carlos Carranza (Class of 2010). There were seven Ross graduates and another five Michigan alums at the wedding. As they say, Michigan DOES have the largest alumni base of any university!
My sister (U of M School of Music, 2010), her husband, (Ross, 2010) and his four fellow Ross Alums!
The internship wrapped up well! I had a great time especially getting to know Ross classmates that I had not known previously! It was a great opportunity to get some concentrated doses of those friendships that will continue once we get back to school!
As always, go blue!