Given that this semester is already nearing the halfway point and my 5th year in Bloomington, Indiana is coming to a close, I saw it fitting to jot down some memories and helpful hints for those of you just starting either in undergrad or graduate school.
I am currently in the MSIS graduate program at IU. I majored in Economics as an undergrad and am originally from Fort Wayne. I am headed to Chicago this summer to start a new leg of my journey at Hitachi Consulting.
I want to reflect a little on my last (almost) 5 years. I started this journey on the doorsteps of Phi Gamma Delta, as freshman are inclined to live in the house in their freshman year. I then begin a spree of joining clubs and rushing to get involved before I really even knew what was out there. Luckily for me, I joined the right ones. But I suggest taking a little while to figure out what you enjoy and want to do in life before you starting showing up to call out meetings. From there, I spent the next several years enjoying fraternity life, dance marathons, and a Marine Corps Officer program. It wasn’t until towards the end of my junior year that life became a little derailed. (more…)