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A typical busy day at business school....

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25 Sep 2009, 15:02
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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

RF
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Schools: Columbia Business School - Class of 2012

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25 Sep 2009, 19:53
Basketball at 6:30 AM in Hanover. Intense, man.
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26 Sep 2009, 00:07
good post
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26 Sep 2009, 17:06
Finishing up by 10:30 seems quite good...
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26 Sep 2009, 19:50
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.

RF
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05 Nov 2009, 19:21
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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!

RF
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09 Sep 2014, 07:47
Please keep updating. It's nice to see what the day-to-day is like.
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Joined: 30 Jan 2010
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Location: United States
Concentration: Strategy, Economics
Schools: Chicago Booth - Class of 2015
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11 Sep 2014, 20:45
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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
Senior Manager
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Location: United States
Schools: Tepper '16 (M)
GMAT 1: 730 Q52 V37

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17 Sep 2014, 19:48
brandon, I really enjoy the fact you decided to attend only 1 class those two days
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17 Sep 2014, 20:35
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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27 Sep 2014, 08:11
Hey, good time mangement, keep it up
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GMAT 2: 700 Q47 V40
GMAT 3: 720 Q48 V41
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Updated on: 23 Apr 2015, 17:14
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refurb wrote:
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

RF

Just wanted to point out that "talk to Tuck alumni who works at" should actually be alumnus (singular male) or alumna (singular female). Alumni is plural.

Originally posted by pate13 on 23 Apr 2015, 10:08.
Last edited by pate13 on 23 Apr 2015, 17:14, edited 1 time in total.
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23 Apr 2015, 17:07
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pate13 wrote:

Just wanted to point out that "talk to Tuck alumni who works at" should actually be alumnus (singular male) or alumnae (singular female). Alumni is plural.

Except that alumnae is actually plural female, and alumna is for singular female.

Source: took Latin in high school and still remember first declension.
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23 Apr 2015, 17:14
farful wrote:
pate13 wrote:

Just wanted to point out that "talk to Tuck alumni who works at" should actually be alumnus (singular male) or alumnae (singular female). Alumni is plural.

Except that alumnae is actually plural female, and alumna is for singular female.

Source: took Latin in high school and still remember first declension.

That was a typo. Whoops. I guess that's what I get for trying to be pretentious haha.
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GPA: 3.23
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11 Jun 2015, 13:46
farful wrote:
pate13 wrote:

Just wanted to point out that "talk to Tuck alumni who works at" should actually be alumnus (singular male) or alumnae (singular female). Alumni is plural.

Except that alumnae is actually plural female, and alumna is for singular female.

Source: took Latin in high school and still remember first declension.

That's good to know

I couldn't help it with the 52 score on your Quant, good job! I always thought 51 was the max.

On another note, please keep up with this thread. I enjoy it
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08 Dec 2019, 09:04
refurb wrote:
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

RF

good post thanks refurb for giving us an idea of how the life will be during the mba

all the best for your mba journey
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