For the past two weeks, I have been savoring a very special time — a mid-semester break. These breaks are precious to me because since beginning the Evening MBA program back in August 2016, there have only been about 16 weeks where I’ve had no school commitments. Between ACE classes, Washington Campus and my international module, I’ve filled up most of my “breaks” with other school activities. This time, I decided to enjoy a much-needed respite.
Category: Work-Life Balance
On April 9, 2018, Sen. Tammy Duckworth became the first United States senator to give birth while serving in office. In the months leading up to this occasion, she led efforts to create more parent-friendly work environment. Most notably, she garnered support for a policy change that would allow senators to bring their infant children along to vote (typically, only senators and select staff are allowed in the Senate chamber during votes).
In order to get the most out of your time in business school, you’ll need to make some changes to your regular schedule. I often tell prospective students that starting school while maintaining a career and personal life is like jumping onto a moving treadmill.
Time is at quite a premium when you’re working full-time and attending graduate school at night. How can you stay on top of it all? In this blog, I’ve gathered a few tips from my time in the program for handling the various demands efficiently.
Many friends, family members, colleagues and students from other programs have said to me that they don’t know how we (evening students) do what we do. In this post, I’m hoping to demystify the lifestyle through examples to show that it’s really not as bad as it may seem.
It is likely no surprise that being in graduate school at night while working full-time is a lot to take on. Succeeding in this type of environment requires hard work for a couple of years (don’t worry — it’s completely worth it).
“I don’t know how you do it.” I’ve heard many people say this to evening students, referring to how we work during the day and attend class at night. So how do we do it?