I finished my undergraduate degree almost 12 years ago. I thought I was done with homework, lectures, and group projects. Then I decided to go back to school for my MBA. Being a student again is a rather humbling experience. In all honesty, I didn’t think it would be this hard. I’m not sure why. Perhaps I was over confident or perhaps I thought that all my experience would off-shoot any difficulties. I find myself having to relearn things I have long forgotten (derivatives… what?!) and to have to put back in use my very rusty memorization skills.
I am amazed by my peers and all they bring to the table. In the work force, you are often times working alongside people with the same specialized knowledge set as you because you all work in the same industry. All of a sudden I find myself surounded by people from all over the world and completely different professional backgrounds. This is an incredibly interesting, challenging and (again) humbling experience. I have so much to learn and so much that my classmates can teach me. I could see this as a difficulty or a hardship but I’ve decided to see this as an opportunity. I will do the best that I can and learn as much as I can from all the amazing people that have suddenly entered my life. I don’t know exactly what will materialize in the next 16-months, but I know that I will grow and learn so much. I am open and excited about this opportunity even if I still wish we could abolish homework.