Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Last Quarter to Go

We've just started our last quarter here at the University of Chicago's full time MBA program, and sure enough, I'm getting pretty wistful at the thought of leaving the place for a macroeconomic climate that might just cut me down immediately like I'm running off a Higgins boat on Omaha Beach

But the school sent us a friendly reminder today, and I thought it was worth sharing:

Dear Second Year Students:

Congratulations, you have officially entered your final quarter at Chicago Booth!

As you progress through this quarter, you will encounter many scheduling conflicts with your academic classes including the possibility of a continuation of your job search, social opportunities such as DisOrientation and Celebration, and of course, warmer weather and the lake front. Please know while Academic Services is aware of these outside activities, you are still expected to remain responsible to the Chicago Booth degree requirements. Failure to do so could jeopardize your ability to graduate at the end of the quarter.

Additionally, in a ten week quarter, faculty have a limited time frame to present course material and measure your performance and progress. Given this, they are unable to reschedule courses or exams to help ease the pressures of spring quarter on your behalf. Academic Services asks you remain mindful of your commitments throughout the quarter and make the appropriate trade-offs.

If you feel you need additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at XXX-XXX-XXXX to make an appointment with an academic advisor or email Academic Services.

To summarize the message:

"We know it will finally be nice outside, but you still need to go to class"

I guess they think we're a bunch of 8th graders or something. I know I'm paying a lot for these classes, you can bet I'll be there (although if the Phillies are visiting the Cubs...)

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