As amazing as it seems…

This is the last week of MBA classes this semester.  A hectic nine weeks of core courses come to an end.  Next week the students take on the Integrative Project before moving on to exams.  And then, before we know it, it’s Christmas and time for a break.  As always some will overdo it in the preparation and some will find that they are much better than they think.

As always we have, throughout the semester, attempted to keep a focus on career planning but in the current climate it is difficult to advise.  Just think of the 50,000+ jobs to go at Citigroup and many other jobs have been or are to be axed, making this a time for networking extraordinaire to secure that job.  Many formal recruitment schemes will have shrunk so how do you present yourself as someone essential to take on right now?  It really will be all about networking now.

As mentioned briefly, I lost my mother recently and I am grateful for all the support that has been offered by my colleagues and especially the MBA students.  They have so much on the agenda that it is very touching that they can also find time to ask how I’m doing.