Time is moving on steadily, and it’s now only just over a month before I leave for Boston. Until recently time was really dragging on, but things have suddenly started to accelerate – I’ve still got lots to do packing up my life in London before I move on and there don’t seem enough days any more!
Since my last post, I’ve managed to secure a Visa, a place to live in a brilliant location in Cambridge just across the water from HBS, and received a whole host of vaccinations to my now-swollen upper arms (Massachusetts State Law requirements for students are a little bit OTT…).
I’m now in a position with my flights about to be booked, that all my paperwork is basically done and now just need to get on the plane. It’s just what I leave behind that would be the problem.
Recently (more in a future post) I had the opportunity to meet some current HBS first years (or RC’s – Required Curriculum’s – as they’re known at HBS) and got the unofficial ‘what they don’t tell you on the internet’ guide.
The advice boils down to three main areas;
- learn to live on very little sleep during the week
- buy a laser printer for printing out all those cases (saves a fortune over two years apparently)
- practice your beer pong before you get there, because those ex-frat boys who have left Uni more recently will have a much better touch…
One and two don’t sound too hard, three still needs some work. Three sounds the most fun to work on anyway…