Duke MMS Student Blog
Looking Forward to Next Semester
Winter break has provided some wonderful downtime for me so far. I have been able to relax and enjoy the fact that I don’t have to think about anything really quantitative. Christmas was great because I got a chance to see my family and friends, which I have been somewhat neglecting lately because of my busy schedule and exams.
I’m hoping to get down to Wilmington, NC, for a few days, to spend some time with friends and see how they are living at the winter seaside. After that, I may even venture up to Washington D.C., to see the sights and sounds of the nation’s capital. I also have family there, so a visit is in order.
I still can’t believe that our class has only two months remaining in the MMS program. What an incredible and fast ride it’s been, though it’s not over yet. I am really looking forward to the coming semester, and the next job hunt season. I’m really trying to parley my skills and experience from undergrad and MMS into a great job that I really want. I have been checking out a new program at Apple, as well as looking at a few local firms. Hopefully the New Year will bring job offers and a salary my way!
The only downside about the break is that I am facing a pre-assignment for our next accounting class. Accounting is a class that is absolutely essential for anyone going into the business world, but I am not looking forward to delving into another semester of my most difficult subject. I am hoping to start it off properly, though, and really stay on top of the materials. I want to make this semester worthwhile, and really learn something practical and helpful about accounting.