Sunday, September 16, 2007

Bidding results, soccer and semi-formal event...

I got all my courses. What more, i was the least successful bidder in my costliest course. If that's Greek and Latin, it means that i have got my courses in the most efficient way possible. That's game well played! That's one more step closer to classes.


After a long time, i played soccer on Thursday with some of my classmates. It was pure fun, the same way it used to be more than 4 years ago, when i played for my undergrad team. Just that this time i played with a group of people from different parts of the world, and each brought a different flavor to the field. Looking forward to more such games, and time to enroll in the GSB soccer club.

We attended our first LEAD classroom session on Friday. It was an excruciating 4 hour session, but it was good for the most part. The session discussed leadership in the perspective of different groups of people - students, alumni, recruiters, etc - and also laid the platform for the future classroom sessions. The whole LEAD program is facilitated by second years who went through more than 400 hrs of training, and their commitment to the cause is simply amazing.

In between all of this, i managed to sign up for the AdComm. So, i'll be posting more updates from the AdComm in this blog, and will also be posting pointers to other areas of information. We have a club day this week and i should sign up for a few student clubs very soon and get things going.

On Saturday, the whole of GSB descended on the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago for a Semi-formal evening. From roaming around in denims and GSB T-shirts, the guys took out their suits and ties (some even in their kilts), with the ladies wowing everyone in their attires (one Indian student had worn a lovely saree) - there was a semblance of order this time to this event. The aquarium has a huge collection of aquatic life and looking at all the animal life from close quarters was a great experience. Later in the evening, the floor was opened for dancing and I am still tired with all the dancing i did.

We have a heavy week ahead of us, with classroom sessions and other events everyday. In three days, CORE 2007 would be complete and classes would begin. Cant wait...

5 comments:

Madhusudhanan said...

You know you've become an american
when you start calling it Soccer.

Anyways, good luck with the upcoming classes !!

Santosh Venkat said...

Congrats for getting all the courses that u bid for!! gr8 to know that there are also sport clubs that one can join. I'd heard abt the lead program...now it seems to be even better...i didnt get it when u said that u had to bid for courses. Are those the courses that determine which stream one lands up in after 2 yrs?? If thats the case, what if someone does not get the course he/she was looking for??

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