Yes, I’m devoting an entire blog post to one day of the week: Wednesday. Wednesdays are a “day off” for Fuqua MBAs. Some of you may be aware that this is not the case at many other business schools, where Friday is normally the day off. I remember thinking how much better it would be to have a three-day weekend. However, with two terms under my belt (Summer and Fall 1), I can happily say that I am now a full convert to how beneficial it is to have Wednesdays, as opposed to Fridays, off from class.
When I heard that at Fuqua, there were no classes on Wednesday, I was excited that instead of 5 straight days of class, we would essentially have mini two-day weeks with a “free weekend” in between. Ohhh, how wrong I was. My Wednesdays are completely filled with team meetings, case preparations and homework discussions, club meetings, career and club symposiums, corporate presentations, tutoring sessions, and class review sessions. In fact, Wednesdays are one of my busiest days of the week!
Despite the jam-packed nature of my Wednesdays, I am still appreciative of the fact that I get a break from classes in the middle of each week. It allows me to have a day to devote to homework and everything else I need to do, without fearing that I am missing class. It also helps me to determine priority of assignments. Instead of back-to-back deadlines, there is the mid-week respite where I know nothing for my classes is due, and this allows me a day to catch up on any future deliverables. Maybe one of these days, my “free Wednesday” will actually be free!