Category Archives: Stress

I am Liz Lemon

My husband often compares me to Liz Lemon from 30 Rock. I think it’s partly because I tend to spill food on myself and partly because I don’t pay careful attention to those little personal details, like whether I’ve fully … Continue reading

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Get some sleep!

  Arianna Huffington came to speak at work a few weeks ago. I wasn’t sure what I’d think of the writer turned politician turned online journalism pioneer. I expected arrogant and out of touch and instead found her funny, down-to-earth … Continue reading

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The kindness of red-headed strangers

I’ll admit, I haven’t been a fan of Minnesotans. Especially Minnesotans on the road. When I moved to the Midwest, people said to expect kind, wholesome people who understand the value of helping their neighbor. And I’m sure those people … Continue reading

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Second Year vs. First Year

 First year of business school is trial by fire. It is hard work and endurance. It is learning something new and potentially mind-blowing every day. It is drinking from a fire hydrant of information and figuring how much to take … Continue reading

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What happens when you don’t win the gold star?

It’s award time. At business school, it’s the Oscars, Emmys and Tonys all rolled together: scholarships, student awards and job offers are all hitting the table now for second-year MBAs. It’s an awesome time to celebrate all the good things … Continue reading

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The Myth of Second Year

I don’t have time to write this. As I write this, there are in fact at least 10 other things I should be doing instead. I know that because they scroll through my mind on a continuous loop, stressing me … Continue reading

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What every new b-school student should know

It dawned on me today — in the 5 minutes I lifted my head out of my intern haze — that at this time last year, I was preparing to move to Charlottesville. Which means, right this moment, about 300 … Continue reading

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The emancipation of the lab rats

About a week into the fourth quarter of my b-school experience, it dawned on me. Darden had taken me off the wheel. For the first three quarters of the year, I was running like a lab rat on a wheel. … Continue reading

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Eat well for cheap

It’s that time of year – the time of year when the loan money starts running out. Students all over the country are scraping the bottom of their bank accounts to make rent and constructing Christmas gifts out of macaroni … Continue reading

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What I learned at b-school: Week 9 … and 10

I’m running a little behind on my weekly lessons. Blame Halloween. Blame an insanely hard finance case. Blame a networking/job hunting/interview prepping frenzy that is November. Just don’t blame me. I’m clearly having inventory management issues. Here you go, two … Continue reading

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