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Impact and Advantages of the Weekend Executive MBA

January 14, 2014

I’ve been reflecting on my MBA experience, and thought it might be time for an update on me and how the MBA impacted me — for one thing, I made a huge career…

Final Set of Finals in the Weekend MBA Program

December 10, 2013

It’s been more than 2 months since I was last in Durham for the Super Term (read about it in my previous post), and now I am only a few days away from…

MBA and Work-Life Balance: Not-So-Strange Bedfellows!

June 6, 2013

When I started my MBA journey, I believed that work-life balance was an impossible phenomenon. How could it be accomplished? I had a full-time, demanding job, plus a toddler analogous to an energizer…

Oh, the Places You’ll Go (with your textbooks)

May 24, 2013

When Term 1 started a year ago, I had a plan — a study plan. It was complete with a fancy calendar, freshly purchased from Staples. This “plan” outlined which days I would…

A Day in My Life

April 2, 2013

For those of you who are considering the Weekend Executive MBA program, one of your biggest concerns is probably about how the program will fit into the rest of your life. You probably…

Doing Something that Changes Everything

March 6, 2013

There’s nothing like writing your first blog post from the side of the highway, while waiting for a tow truck! Going back to school teaches you to make the most of any opportunity….

Dealing with Whatever Life Throws at You

February 26, 2013

One of the recurring themes in these blog posts is time management, and another is that life goes on while you’re in school. A very large number of my classmates have experienced at…

The Right Time for an MBA

February 18, 2013

Like most who are seriously thinking about pursuing an MBA, the three biggest questions I asked myself as I researched MBA programs were: What value will an MBA provide? Which program is right…

Looking Back at the Last 2 Years

February 4, 2013

Two years. Life has brought such a huge amount of change in such a short time. In two years, I have gone from applying to different schools, and trying to decide which schools…

Where has the Time Gone?

January 30, 2013

A little over 7 months ago, I started the Weekend Executive program and was training my mind to reenter the world of academia. Like many of you, it had been many years since…