My first year at the Wisconsin School of Business MBA program is finished!  I turned in my take-home case study several weeks ago, and took time afterwards to unwind with family and friends for a few weeks before heading to Minneapolis to support the Consortium Group for Study in Management’s annual “Orientation Program”.  While the year was certainly a long and arduous one, I feel that I have grown as a person and as a business professional.  Speaking with family, friends, and my academic advisors got me thinking about my plans, and how I have a lot I want to accomplish this summer.  I’ll spend most of my time working, but I also must begin the process of laying out the details of what I want to do after next year.  Next year I will be looking at several different companies and regions of the US to live and work.  I also need to lay out what things I will need to take with me going into the first semester, including— swimming lessons.

Yes— swimming lessons!

… In September, several of my cohorts and I will be participating in the Tough Mudder: Wisconsin Race outside of Milwaukee.  My swimming is… sub-par (to say the least). So, I thought I’d take some swimming lessons while I am working this year.  Not only is it a great skill to have, but it’s great exercise!  I start in couple weeks.

I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe summer planned and I look forward to continuing to share tips and advice based on my MBA journey.