With exams leading up to the break, I spent a full few days studying. One of the advantages of having such well prepared professors, though, is that the PowerPoint slide decks from all of the classes are available online. I spent countless hours reviewing any and all material that I didn’t understand or had trouble with.

So in the wake of exams, I actually found myself feeling unoccupied and a little restless. The feeling didn’t last long, though. The first few days of winter break were an absolute whirlwind. I was busy with Christmas shopping and graduation shopping. My girlfriend just graduated from N.C. State, and there was quite a bit of prep work that went into that special milestone! On a separate note, I also received a link to the MMS graduation website, detailing the ins and outs of the graduation ceremony that will take place in May for both the MMS program and for Duke.

This was an exciting piece of news for the entire MMS class, as we have reached a special point in our program – we are over halfway done! With over 3/5 of the MMS program under our belts, we’re looking forward to the relaxation of the break, as well as finishing up the curriculum when we return to school in the New Year.

I hope this will be a relaxing break and that I can catch up on my reading, sleeping, and family time. I also plan to post some MMS student and professor interviews, so keep an eye on the blog for those!