Category Archives: Work life balance

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 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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Dating at Darden: Valentine’s Day edition

Before I came to Darden, a friend of mine who was graduating warned me. “Don’t expect to meet a boyfriend at Darden,” she said. “All the good ones are taken and the rest of them are reliving their undergrad years.” … Continue reading

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Section B makes ‘BusinessWeek’

Yep, that’s right, we’re famous. Our section bird made BusinessWeek’s list of wacky b-school traditions. Check out the blurb and the other traditions. For those of you shopping for schools, I think you can tell a lot about a school … Continue reading

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What I learned at b-school: Week 8

I’m back to the grind of classes, which means more free business school lessons for you. Here are the highlights from this week: Accounting is an art, not a science. Numbers? Ledgers? T-accounts and balance sheets? Accounting sounds like a … Continue reading

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Home Sweet C-ville

I’m spending my weekend on lockdown, studying for exams. But I’ve got something fun for those of you who aren’t curled up with T-accounts, journal entries and Excel spreadsheets on a Friday night. My friend MBACookie turned me on to this … Continue reading

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Turning away from my Dark Side

 Here’s what they don’t tell you about the first week of business school: You need to decide right then what you want to do for the rest of your life, forever and ever, amen. At least, that’s what it feels … Continue reading

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Gotta dance

I started salsa dancing two years ago when I was living in South Florida. Many of my friends already did it and I was tired of watching from the sidelines as they spun across the dance floor. Plus my then-boyfriend … Continue reading

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