It’s almost 2:00 AM on a Monday night, so I thought the above title was rather fitting. I remember seeing it in someone’s Facebook status during a particularly hectic week right before midterms last semester, if that was you, please email me so I can give you credit!
This is the week right before the long weekend (Family Day is this coming Monday, so Queen’s is closed), following that is midterm week, and then finally “Reading” Week. Lucky me, the due dates seem to all come up a lot faster than I realize. For this week alone, I have 2 essays, one each in Geography and Sociology of Information Technology, 1 group essay in Human Resources, 1 assignment in Finance II, 1 case brief, a group essay, and an in-class presentation in Ethics and CSR. Earlier on this evening, I finished writing a press release for the Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition and slogging through some rather dull readings (it never ends!!!).
Tomorrow morning, I’ve got meetings starting from 9:30 AM straight to class, and then meetings straight on through the night. Commerce never sleeps? I’d say that’s pretty darn accurate. Am I complaining? Never! In all honesty, I love this. Without a fast-paced and hectic schedule, I’d be staying in bed all day…
With respect to the exchange news that Kat blogged about below, the Comm12 Exchange Facebook group apparently got over 200 of those 267 to join within the first 24 hours after offers were extended. Just goes to show the level of camaraderie that develops among classmates here, and how much excitement the exchange program garners here.
On to other news, Queen’s Commerce has already sent out a few offers for the Class of 2014, which is quite early. I held back from talking about this until today because major scholarship winners were announced today =), and despite our small faculty size, Queen’s Commerce is always well-represented among the winners. So, I suppose this can be considered the first major wave of acceptances to go out, and I extend my sincerest congratulations to the new wave of potential commerce students.
For those who weren’t selected, I think getting the nomination itself is quite the honour and remember that those who are impacted and benefit from your involvement in the community truly appreciate everything you guys do.
And finally, there’s only one more week of classes until the winter midterms. That was rather quick…
With 267 students who applied for exchange in the Commerce program this year, Dunning Hall Auditorium was packed. The presentation started with statistics from this year’s exchange applicant pool and a last-ditch plea to try and convince more students to consider fall exchange (winter exchanges are traditionally more popular with QC students). Next, it was an agonizingly slow outline of the next steps to take once we received our offer package. Finally, sorted by alpha-order (by a section of the alphabet), an announcement was made and there was a minor stampede to get to the front of the lines.
After all of that, my first round offer has been to BI Norwegian School of Management in Oslo, Norway! I celebrated at QP (a campus pub located in the middle of campus) and now I’m settling in to a long night at Stauffer Library to finish off an essay…
Until next time!
After last Thursday’s exchange offer meeting was postponed, today is the day that all Commerce exchange applicants get their first round offers! I’ve been watching my Facebook news feed over the past few hours and there has been hourly countdown status updates from a lot of my friends. Only a few more hours to go before I find out what country I’ll be studying in next year. SO EXCITED!!!
Stay tuned for another post in a few hours!