I am still in Pennsylvania and will be making my way back to Cambridge sometime around next weekend. I have been able to do lots of things digitally from afar, but putting the finishing touches on moving and seeing everyone again certainly cannot be done without being there.
|My January HQ in PA|
- Summer Semester - June to August
- Fall Semester - September to Dec
- Domestic Plant Trek - two weeks of January is taken up
- InternshipFest (when you're interviewing for and ranking projects) and Knowledge Review (when you're hearing what the class about you has done) take up another week of January...
- Spring Semester - February to May (during which you might use spring break to go on International Plant Trek!)
First year just doesn't stop! From June to June you have, at most 2.5 weeks off in a row. I know 2.5 weeks off straight is a glorious extended vacation in the working world, but it's a pretty short time for 12 months of an academic calendar. Definitely not what I was used to from undergrad at MIT!
During my internship, I enjoyed having more of a non-homework work schedule and, this January, I have also enjoyed being able to make whatever plans I like. I hope this one last semester will prove to be relatively smooth sailing (though you never know), but either way, we made it past the Mayan Apocalypse and through the NHL lockout, so in the words of Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson - "How hard can it be?"
How hard you ask? I'll keep you posted.