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New post 09 Jun 2013, 21:10
My boyfriend's moving to Ann Arbor with me. He wants to make a pretty massive career switch to engineering, and since he doesn't have the academic background to get into an engineering program, he'll be signing up at Washtenaw to get his basics done. Luckily, he likes the cold and is into A2's small town vibe. I don't see him joining the Partners Club, but I hope I find other ways to integrate him into the Ross and School of Natural Resources communities. Good luck to us all!

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New post 08 Jul 2013, 10:00
Hey all!!

Has anyone tried spending the first year in b-school alone? And meeting once a month or so, and then spending the second year together?

Did that work/not work for anyone?

Thanks

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New post 08 Jul 2013, 10:28
lololol650 wrote:
Hey all!!

Has anyone tried spending the first year in b-school alone? And meeting once a month or so, and then spending the second year together?

Did that work/not work for anyone?

Thanks


That’s pretty much what the wife and I are planning. Seeing each other once a month, and spending breaks together. I'll report back on how it goes...

Our plan right now (subject to change)
Early Aug, she helps me move, takes off a week from work to hang out with me and meet people
Mid Sept, She'll fly in for a long weekend (fly in Wed pm after work, work from home thur take off fri, fly home Monday am before work.)
Mid Oct She'll fly in for same type of long weekend
End oct/Early Nov, She'll fly in for Halloween if possible (Halloween in B-school, I'm assuming good times)
Late Nov - Thanksgiving break, I go to her, and we go to family and such
Mid Dec-Mid Jan - Winter break, I go to her, we spend that time together

Well that's all we have planned so far... so as you can see, in the fall semester we'll see each other a good amount. I think its doable, tough sure, but doable

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New post 25 Oct 2013, 10:43
I'm curious, why have you both decided to pursue an MBA away from your SO? I've only been considering school locations where I think my wife would be able to find a job (aka not Ithica!). Is this a mistake and should I broaden my search?

Could someone also help explain Partner Clubs and what goes on in it? They are usually run by partners and are for the partners? Or are they for the couple? What happens if you have kids... are they welcome to partner clubs?

And lastly, how the heck do you even commute to SF from NH? Crappy thing about New Haven is that there are no airports nearby!
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New post 25 Oct 2013, 17:13
farful wrote:
I'm curious, why have you both decided to pursue an MBA away from your SO? I've only been considering school locations where I think my wife would be able to find a job (aka not Ithica!). Is this a mistake and should I broaden my search?

Could someone also help explain Partner Clubs and what goes on in it? They are usually run by partners and are for the partners? Or are they for the couple? What happens if you have kids... are they welcome to partner clubs?

And lastly, how the heck do you even commute to SF from NH? Crappy thing about New Haven is that there are no airports nearby!


This is how I started too... But to be honest, I'm happy my wife didnt come.... I'd never see her anyway. She would have uprooted her life for around a year and a half just to move again once I'm done... Sure if you end up in a place like NY, Boston or Chicago, maybe you'll stick around post MBA, but maybe not...

IDK, being away from the wife isnt easy at all... but it's not as hard as you may think. With that being said, I can't wait for winter break so I can see her every day.

The SF to NH thing... IDK how they do it, hell Ithaca to Boston is annoying enough.

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New post 27 Oct 2013, 13:10
He finds it annoying, but it's actually a pretty good arrangement. He is here and kind of isolated and then goes back to SF for a week and is reminded of why working from home near me is the best. :)

I wish there was a closer airport though...
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New post 25 Nov 2013, 06:08
I spent the first half of fall semester alone and it was a good trade off. First year core courses were quite intensive and there was lots of team work. Not to mention extracurriculars started for me at this point. It was great to have the extra time to spend preparing for class.

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I believe that there is a way for the B-schooler and the B-school partner to gain both professional and personal satisfaction and advancement from the MBA. It's all about balance, intention, and honest communications.

There's an awesome guidebook for MBA Partners out on Amazon: The Unofficial Guide to B-School Partner Life: Balancing between the B-School Bubble and Reality

I think it would help a lot of you out.

Here's the Blurb:
Writing from her own experience, the author offers a go-to guide that’s honest, pragmatic, and empowering. The Unofficial Guide to B-School Partner Life is an indispensable guide for MBA (or B-school) partners who want to make the most out of their experience.

Your significant other has been accepted into their dream business school. Hours of deliberation later, fast-forward and there you are, on campus at the beloved B-school. From that instant, the B-school life takes over, from morning classes, weekend projects, and late-night after-parties to group work and class happy hours. Time alone together has now become rare. You start to think, “What am I doing here? Where do I fit in?”

With this book, learn how to navigate your way through and, ultimately, thrive in the B-school bubble, all while building your network and having a great time along the way. This all-in-one guide provides a pragmatic approach that will help you master the ins and outs of B-school partner life before you know it.

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