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A typical busy day at business school.... [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2009, 14:02
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Since some of the current applicants might be interested, i thought some current students could post what one of their more busy days have been like.

I'll start:

6:30 - 7:30am - play basketball
7:30 - 8:15am - breakfast and shower
8:30 - 10am - Statistics class
10:15 - 12pm - Leadership class
12 - 12:45pm - lunch
1 - 1:30pm - talk to Tuck alumni who works at XXXXXX
1:30 - 3pm - attend talk by CEO of Eaton Corp on dealing with the financial crisis
3:15 - 4:30pm - talk to Tuck alumni who works at XXXXX
4:30 - 5:30pm - attend talk by Harvard business school professor on Health care reform
5:30 - 8:00pm - sit in study group to go over Stats homework
8:00 - 10:30pm - go home and finish Econ homework for tomorrow's class

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Re: A typical busy day at business school.... [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2009, 18:53
Basketball at 6:30 AM in Hanover. Intense, man.
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Re: A typical busy day at business school.... [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2009, 23:07
good post
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Re: A typical busy day at business school.... [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2009, 16:06
Finishing up by 10:30 seems quite good...
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Re: A typical busy day at business school.... [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2009, 18:50
stanfordUGrad wrote:
Finishing up by 10:30 seems quite good...


That's a self imposed limit. I could easily work until midnight or after, but I also know that if I don't get enough sleep I'll just end up getting sick.

I aim for 8 hours of sleep a night and that way, if something comes up, I can always get by on 4 or 5 hours if need be. You don't always get a chance to catch up.

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Re: A typical busy day at business school.... [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2009, 18:21
Another very busy day....

8:30am - 10am - Econ Class
10:20am - 11:50am - Accounting Class
12pm - 12:20pm - Lunch
12:30pm - 1pm - Meeting with entrepreneur to talk about start-up idea
1pm - 4:30pm - Econ Mid-term
4:30pm - 4:45pm - Shower and change
5pm - 7:30pm - Networking dinner with CEO of a start-up
7:30pm - 9pm - Oktoberfest!!!
9:30pm - 1am - Halloween party off-campus
1:30am - Bedtime!

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Re: A typical busy day at business school.... [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2014, 06:47
Please keep updating. It's nice to see what the day-to-day is like.
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This post piqued my curiosity. Here are a few real days from the height of recruiting season last year.

Example 1
6:00am - Wake up, brew coffee, put on a suit
6:30am - Hustle to catch train
7:00am - Sign up for coffee chat with BCG while one train
7:15-8:15am - Breakfast with Booz
8:15-8:30am - More coffee, chat with friends
8:30-9:00am - Coffee chat with 2Y triple-offeree (MBB)
9:00-10:15am - Organize calendar, task list, and write thank you emails for previous day's recruiting events
10:15-10:35am - Meet-n-Greet with local boutique consulting firm
10:35-11:45am - Study for Accounting mid-term
11:45-1:15pm - Lunch with BCG
1:15-2:00pm - Read case for Marketing Strategy case. Do related calcs, outline thoughts.
2:00-4:00pm - Group meeting for Marketing Strategy
4:00-4:45pm - Relax, chat with wife to figure out dinner plans, touch base with team for Deloitte Case Competition which starts tomorrow
4:45-5:45pm - Info session for Board Fellows program
5:45-6:30pm - Take train home, make dinner
6:30-7:30pm - WebEx for McK Ops practice
7:30-midnight - Blowout homework for rest of week, so I can focus on case comp.

Example 2
7:30-8:15am - Wake up, coffee, miss train, cab to campus
8:30-11:30am - Career Services workshop on compelling cover letters
11:45-1:15pm - Bain lunch event
1:15-1:30pm - Thank you notes
1:30-4:30pm - Applied Regressions Analysis class
4:30-6:00pm - More thank you notes, pretend to do homework, quick stop in locker room to change into suit
6:00-6:45pm - Accenture presentation
6:45-7:00pm - Split cab with classmates from campus to downtown
7:00-9:00pm - McK reception in office
9:00-10:30pm - Walk two blocks, pre-game
10:30-??? - Thursday night drinking club
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Re: A typical busy day at business school.... [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2014, 18:48
brandon, I really enjoy the fact you decided to attend only 1 class those two days :)
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Re: A typical busy day at business school.... [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2014, 19:35
Classes are 3 hours long, once/week, with a typical load being 3-4 classes. I like having classes back-to-back and the rest of the week free, so it's not uncommon to have days "off."
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Re: A typical busy day at business school.... [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2014, 07:11
Hey, good time mangement, keep it up
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