Wednesday, May 21, 2008

One of those days

Got bad news from one of the firms with whom I've had several interviews with. They don't want to hire me. This sucks (pardon my language) but given the competition for any of these jobs, I know I have to pull myself up and keep going. I did like the group alot and hopefully I'll have a chance to work with them in some way in the future.

The good part of today was going to commencement. I didn't actually participate (due to an interview I had this morning) but I went up towards the end to pick up my diploma.

I caught some of the degree-conferring action, which was kind of interesting. Basically each dean (of the various schools within Columbia U) gets up and tells the President of the university how smart, talented, etc the students in their school are and requests that their degrees be conferred. It was pretty funny and meant in gest (Dean Hubbard referred to our class as "Sarbanes-Oxley compliant" among other accolades :) By the way, the thing to do in the stands during commencement if you're in business school is to wave money (seriously)...

Other highlights included the dental school dean talking about everyone's great teeth and some of the grads waving huge toothbrushes. I have to admit, I kinda wish I was in the stands today versus sitting on the sidelines. It looked like fun.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do you have any graduation photos to share?