Four months have passed by since the first year ended. Summer job was a great experience – the one that I always wanted – and now what? Well, now it is time to come back to campus, reflect upon things, polish and complement what you learned, narrow down the universe of options that MIT Sloan gives you… and that is the hard part!
There are so many options and there are so many things one would work on, that it is really hard to say “this is the only thing I really want to do in my life”. I came here with one goal, and now, I have so many… But I don’t feel bad about it, because this shows how MIT Sloan was able to give me a new perspective on things, get me out of my comfort zone showing that certainty is relative and not absolute, and reminding me always to keep questioning things every time and for everything.
What is the good news? Well, you won’t be alone. I’d guess around 80% of the students are rethinking their whole career – including their acceptance to their full-time offer after the internship.
The tip: although time is short and goes really fast, don’t panic and be flexible. We change a lot while being here and our initial thoughts on what we always wanted will change with all the exposure we get. Don’t be afraid to change, go back or go forward. Do what thrills you, now! Something that makes sense, not that made sense.