The Job Search
Thursday, September 20, 2012 / Bookmark & Share
By David Steger, MBA '13
Time is passing and the seasons are changing, and so is the perspective with which I look at school these days. I am halfway through the two year MBA program, and yet I am in the home stretch. Some days I am convinced that time does not always pass at the same rate, it seems to be flying by right now.
The reality of the situation is that I will most likely not pursue another degree after my masters. This means I am seeking a full-time job. I previously worked for 5 years in the construction industry and hope to return to it. The process of searching for a job is quite the juggling act. Talking to a few companies at the same time can become very complicated, very quickly. In general, I try to narrow the active communication to a few core companies. The ones that are interested want to move the process along and seal a deal without too much extra time passing. This means I have to coordinate interviews and job offer responses carefully. All the while time keeps ticking towards the end of the semester.
It must be a good sign that time is passing quickly. I am making the most of student life and I am enjoying my classes this semester. There is so much interesting and relevant information, some days there is just not enough time to absorb it all. One key theme that I have noticed in the MBA experience is the idea of relevance. The relevance of the classes to problems I might face or have already faced in the working world continues to surprise me. Thankfully I have just enough work experience to identify and make these connections between the academic and working world.
Wanting to control time is something we can all relate to. Let me know if you ever figure out how to make it slow down when it seems to be speeding past.