Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Blogging hiatus has ended

I feel like I have to apologize to my massive readership (you know who you are) about this blogging hiatus, but alas, it has ended.

I have begun to crank my job hunt into high gear (OK, warp speed). I just booked a ticket out west for a follow up interview with the venture firm I spoke with in January. I will be meeting one of their senior partners, and if that goes well, I'll be meeting other key folks at the firm. I'm going to be out there for about three days, so I'm hoping to get some other meetings scheduled as well.

I've also been doing a ton of networking calls. Tomorrow I am talking to a couple of firms in Boston, and I just set up an in-person meeting for later this month with a firm in South Jersey. I am starting to get what I would call "luke warm" leads, which is nice, but certainly not where I would like to be (multiple offers :)

It's a really good thing that I only have 10.5 credits this semester. This is well below the norm, but because I took extra courses over the last two semesters, I now have some breathing room. And let me tell you it has been very helpful. I still feel like I am swamped - a full five classes would have been positively asphyxiating.

This weekend I'm off to Montreal with some college friends. One of them is getting married in the next couple months, so we are seeing him off in style. Unfortunately the exchange rate is not any where near where it was when I first went to Montreal during college. :) Oh well, I'm sure we'll make the best of it!


Ray said...

Glad to see you back. Can you comment on any observations you've seen or heard regarding admissions for this Fall 2008. The BusinessWeek boards are going crazy with admissions anxiety and would love to hear your perspective. Thanks!

John said...

I have not heard anything. Is it anything different than the usual craziness around the admissions process? :) Sorry that is not very helpful, but if you have specific questions I can try to help.