I thought this had some useful advice: http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/co ... 755125.htm
Last year at this time I couldn't wait for the semester to end. A year later and I don't want grad school to end. What a difference a year makes.
Second, it's true—second year is easier than first year. You're used to studying and are better at managing your time. Also, most of your deliverables aren't due until the end of the semester, unlike first year, when you practically lose your mind during the month of October. However, if you're interviewing and took on leadership roles in organizations, you are still super busy.