Here we are again, three weeks into a new semester and I am already swamped with homework and projects. However, I expect nothing less of my senior year and I can't really say that I regret the level of enthusiasm that can be sense throughout my classes. This kind of energy is the result of the realization of a coming end for so many of us. The end of our college experience (at least for now) marks the begging of a new phase full of threatening opportunities and exciting decisions.
As far as me concerns, it has been a chaotic time as I try to comply with my school responsibilities while attempting to score internships that will potentially secure a job offer. I realized that the opportunities will eventually come as I continue to build my qualifications now. This has been specially true during this semester, thanks to the classes that I am taking as they provide me with real business tools and skills to become a more competitive candidate in the real business arena.
For example, on my Investment and Analysis class we are learning about the new and trending methods to generate our own opinion regarding the changes in the market. Also, I've learned that in the finance world there are many ways to calculate the same figures and that I can find out and use my own way to calculate and understand the market behavior. For my Concepts and Applications of Business Finance class we have been required to pass the Bloomberg certification, on my opinion this represents an advantage since most of the top universities and colleges in the US share the same requirement.
Even though it has been a busy beginning of semester I can't say that it has been all bad. I have had the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends throughout the school. I also have had the opportunity to interview with a few companies and firms that caught my attention as possible employers. And even though the work to be done ahead of me seems to be unconquerable; I believe that if I put in the effort to get it done, the results will come.
Se there you have it, cheers for a new semester, cheers for the beginning of the end, and overall cheers for all the good times and memories to come. I'll let you guys go with a quote, that I believe define the characteristic mindset of those who will succeed in their endeavors.