Having made it through one year of business school and almost a full 12-week internship, I have definitely learned and grown a lot since I stepped foot into Kelley last July. Hindsight is 20/20, but if I could look back and do it all over again there are a few things I wish I had known from the very beginning:
Going back to school is tough. Attending lectures, late-night study sessions-take a little getting used to. Pick a study style that works for you early. Maybe you like to study in big groups. Maybe you don’t. There’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to studying; it’s going to take some trial and error to find what works for you. Don’t be worried when you don’t annihilate your first exam…or third. You may have been out of the classroom for a while, so be easy on yourself.
Rest assured though, there will come a time in your internship when you’re combing through data and something from class will click in your brain and help you solve the problem. That’s when you’ll realize it was all worth it. (more…)