Posted By: Kat Wong Too Yen on November 30, 2009
It’s the last week of classes, and still no sign of snow in Kingston! All of the enormously large squirrels still scampering around campus are beginning to worry me.
I finished a team versus team marketing case last Tuesday and our team did quite well in terms of presentation style and content. We have yet to receive final marks though, as the report is still up for consideration. Barely any down time, and I had another marketing presentation first thing this morning, this time about Coca-Cola. This final term project was actually pretty cool, since we got to present to a marketing rep from Coca-Cola. Two more assignments (Business Decision Modelling and one for Finance) due this Friday, and then it’s on to exams.
The deadline for all second years to submit their Exchange school choices was this past Friday. Looking around at all of the countries and the many partner schools Queen’s Commerce has is a bit like looking down the aisle of an international grocery store. There are so many choices, it is really hard to narrow down your top 10 Exchange schools. Luckily, the Centre for International Management makes it easy to start off your research with school rankings, program outlines, accreditation info, and student experience essays already compiled for you on the Commerce portal. Now the waiting begins…we find out where we will be placed at the end of January. Two rounds of offers go out; if you don’t like what you’ve been given in the first round, you can reject the offer and wait until the second round of offers go around. I’m staying positive though; I think going on Exchange to any of the partner schools will be an enriching experience and I’m really looking forward to it!
I went to the Ale House on Saturday to watch the Queen’s Golden Gaels play in the Vanier Cup final against the Calgary Dinos in Laval, QC. It was a different experience, after watching the Gaels play at Richardson Stadium (by West Campus) for the Yates Cup (against Western) and the Mitchell Bowl (against Laval) for the past two weekends in a row. I always love the Queen’s spirit though, it makes for a great atmosphere when everyone is dressed and painted in red, blue, and gold, decked out in their tams or coveralls and doing the Oil Thigh. If you wind up attending Queen’s, make going to a football game a must-see as everybody always goes all out! Congrats to the Gaels for taking home the Vanier Cup! Cha gheill!
Until next time,