Grad School Is Busy

More so than I’ve been told!

March 15, 2021 · about 2 min read #grad-school #MIT #MBA #engineering

MIT's signature dome during a snowstorm in Cambridge, MA

MIT's signature dome during a snowstorm in Cambridge, MA

It turns out that graduate school is harder than I’ve been told. People often say that starting an MBA is like taking a 2-year vacation from your work, but it has been nothing like that!

Don’t take me the wrong way, I’m loving every part of it, but starting a double-degree M.Eng/MBA is way more time-consuming than anything else I’ve done at work. COVID is also a part of it, as I’ve been trying to front-load my academic requirements. I will be mostly staying home after all, so might as well use the time to be done with requirements and have a bit more free time during the second half of the program, when things will be (hopefully) back to a somewhat normal pace.

And that’s one of the reasons I haven’t been posting. A 66 hours per week workload + social stuff whenever possible.

OK, to be honest, I’m not good at finding topics to post about, and I always debate whether the subjects I’m thinking about will be as interesting as I find them, or that someone else has already been through it in a lot more details than what I can bring to the table. I have to just jump in and write. And a little bit of research on the topics will do me good as well.