Life in the new term is a slow trek back into the swing of things. This is a function of the flexibility in coursework that begins in the second term, but the introduction of elective paths makes one miss some of the constant camaraderie of the cohort. That said, I haven’t quite gotten over the jetlag that comes with returning to school again after the winter holiday break, but I have filled a bit of my time creating spoofs about my time past.
I don’t want to overload this entry with video plugs, but I have immensely enjoyed my first term at TCU and so follow a few amateur videos that highlight some of the silliness that is able to grow between colleagues here. Don’t take these too seriously, but then again, every lie has a little bit of truth.
IP (Integrated Project)
Mock Interview Experience
Chile (Video Postcard)
Tuesday night a few other students and I had dinner at Colonial Country Club with Tom Hund, CFO of BNSF, and Bill Leonard, a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. The dinner immediately followed Tom’s presentation to grad students and undergrads about the history of BNSF and Berkshire Hathaway. Tom was an amazing presenter, laid back, engaging, and full of information. He was just as likable and interesting in the closer quarters of a private dinner.
It’s another example of TCU’s slogan – “It’s not just business. It’s personal.” I’ve never had a private dinner with executives of that caliber before, and it wasn’t anything like what I expected. Dinner was wonderful and the conversation was fascinating. Tom told stories about meeting with Warren Buffett and his own experiences with BNSF. I’m glad I signed up.
This is just another reason why I’m loving my time at TCU. The classwork is challenging, I love my group members, and events like Tuesday night make me appreciate my choice that much more.