Archive for April, 2008

BoBs in good company

I seriously thought that this quarter I would have a lot more time. How wrong! Although the class and homework load does seem to be a little bit lighter, or at least much better distributed, I’m inundated by group projects, club meetings, various applications, summer work plans, etc.. Granted, I do enjoy all of my classes so much more this quarter. I suppose it’s because I actually picked 3 of them. Speaking of picking classes… We are supposed to put in our bids for all of next year and wow, it is much tougher than I thought.

The whole first year class received three files - a word document with instructions and two excel files, one with quarter schedules and one with a list of all classes offered. In addition, you can download a pdf with historical bid point information (min, max, avg, and std deviation) for each course offered this year. The sheer volume of all this information caused me to keep putting off choosing classes for a good week. Finally my boyfriend took mercy on me and shared the spreadsheet he used to pick his classes last year. And although I had to spend a good hour populating the spreadsheet with the most recent bid history and current course offerings, it was a great help. Now I just have to get myself to log on and submit my bids.

My incubator application is in and I’m a bit nervous. I think I have a great idea and I put in a lot of time into researching and writing the executive summary but there are quite a few people applying and not that many spots available. Please keep your fingers crossed for me! Though, I think that regardless of whether I am admitted or not, I will be here in Charlottesville working on getting it off the ground.

By the way, I just found out that I and four other Darden bloggers have been nominated for the BoB by Clear Admit. In addition, a future Dardenite was nominated in the applicant bloggers category. Congrats on the nominations everyone! BTW, check out the new pictures of all the Darden bloggers.

Rainy days…

I really hate rainy days. All I want to do is sleep, sleep, sleep. I can’t believe that FY is going to be over in a month… It’s actually a little bit scary how quickly it flew by. I imagine that next year is going to go by even quicker, at least that’s the impression I get from current SY students.

Some good news on the Retail & Luxury Club! We got the go ahead on electing officers and starting our plans for next year. For all you prospective students out there, we are also going to have a table set up during the club fair at Darden Days 2008. Yay!

For all you female entrepreneurs out there check out the business plan competition below:

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