No, really. That’s the theme of Queen’s Women in Leadership (QWIL) 2008-9 Conference, which is going on this weekend. It’s been an awesome time, and have definitely met a lot of delegates (both internal and external), especially because it’s the first year they’ve had us stay in the hotel.
So far, I’ve met a couple really great speakers, like Cora, the founder of Cora’s, Martha Gibbings, a director of events at AVP Volleyball Tours – a lot of female leaders in typically male-dominated industries. Some really great food and really great events. It’s definitely true that Queen’s has a wide range of really great conferences – definitely one for everybody’s interests.
There’s another day of QWIL, and then a lot of marketing prep for my two presentations, but all that’s for a blog post for another day
It has been a while since I’ve updated, the main reason being that we’ve all be so busy! We’ve had assignments due every other week, plus marketing presentations, plus midterms, so you can see that it has been a hectic school year so far. Midterms did not go so well for me, but I’ve never been the kind of person to look back and mourn my mistakes, all I can do now is look to the future and study more so I can ace my finals!
My elective this semester is POLS 261 International Politics, it is basically International Relations and is very recommended for any of you who want to venture into international business. Just this past Tuesday I had an essay for that class that was due. It was extremely hectic for me because the essay is a research essay that is 8-10 pages long, so I spent most of last week, including the weekend, doing research to put into my essay. In my essay, I was supposed to research and argue that the case of the US experience in Vietnam does not challenge the core assumptions of realism, but rather that it was the US policy makers who did not adhere to the basic realist principles, that led to US failures in this war. Whatever you think that means… I’ll leave that for you to figure out =)
Only one and a half months until I’m back in Vancouver! But first we have to get through finals… which is always an adventure.
Until next time.
Happy belated Halloween! Walking around main campus on Friday, I was really impressed with how creative and original some students’ costumes were. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a camera with me at the time, otherwise I would have posted photos. I would have thought it would be a lot colder here in Kingston at this time of the year, but the sun is still shining and I’ve only seen snowflakes once so far. The campus really has a certain charm about it, especially once all of the leaves start changing colours.
As I keep getting told by all of my profs, there is only one month left of classes before exams start. It’s getting down to crunch time so I’ve been busy reorganizing my lecture notes and getting caught up on my readings. I think I’ve finally found a system of taking notes that works for me; I type everything on to my laptop and label each file with the lecture date, sorting each file into its subject folder. The first few lecture notes are floating around my room somewhere, so I’ll need to hunt those down sooner or later.
Life here has been very busy, but it’s settled down into a somewhat regular routine for now. I’m looking forward to the all years Commerce semi-formal this Saturday, but first I’ve got several assignments I need to tackle.
Until next time!