I’m taking a Pro-seminar in Financial Management that is project driven. My team and I have been assigned to identify M&A targets for a specific pharmaceutical company. While we met on Saturday to discuss the project I found myself still knowing exactly why I’m going into banking. It should provide for a very interested, real world project.
I was able to get into G-Lab and my team is awesome. We’ll be heading to Singapore in January working with a smart grid water company. They are truly a start-up with only 5 team members. We’re essentially doubling the size of their team. My team is really excited about the project, now we just need to figure out how to wrap our heads around getting started. We’re also really looking forward to the travel. So far we’re thinking Bali, Malaysia, maybe Thailand.
Speaking of travel, about 100 Sloanies took a bus trip down to Foxwoods Casino for a long night of drinking, dancing and gambling. It was an awesome way to blow off some steam and enjoy ourselves. On top of that it was themed “Revenge of the Nerds” so each of us dressed in our nerdiest costumes for a great invasion of the casino and dance floor.
Right after Singapore a large group of us will be heading to Park City, Utah to partake in some awesome skiing adventures. I can’t wait to get on the slopes with my fellow Sloanies.
Now a lot of us also face a conundrum of where to travel over Spring Break. The options are plentiful: Japan, Korea, South America, Israel (although I won’t make a repeat trip), and there’s always the inevitable study tours that will pop up. I have yet to decide but look forward to the process!
This year is flying by but I’m still really enjoying every minute of it. It has been such a blast to help the 2013s navigate the banking gauntlet. They are nearly there and only have about a month left to make the trips to New York for “informational interviews.” In a week I’ll be going to dinner with my 2013 core team. They seem to have done awesome over this semester and I’m so glad I have the privilege of being their pilot.
Good luck in your Round II applications, I wish you all the best!