With a mix of wintry weather and shockingly -read: AMAZINGLY- warm days, Charlottesville has served as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of the so-called “temperate” mid-Atlantic. As Darden and the UVA community were blanketed with snow earlier this month, I found myself daydreaming about snowboard and ski trips on more than one occasion. I’m really hoping to find some time to make a weekend trip out to Snowshoe or the Homestead before the season ends. Fingers-crossed that time permits!
Overall, my January at Darden flew by with a mix of recruiting activity, casework and interesting lectures. I particularly enjoyed a lecture from Dr. Tom Massaro on the “Business of Healthcare.” It was fascinating to see how the industry is approached from an international perspective as well as many of the hurdles that we will face domestically in the coming decades.
As a sidebar in the digital realm, chances are good that if you’ve been online in the past week or so, you’ve probably already received a pep talk from Kid President. If not, it’s a cute yet offbeat reminder to stay motivated and never lose the energy, enthusiasm and aspirations that drive us in our youth.
Congratulations to my classmates with internship offers and good luck to those still on the hunt!