I must apologise for my week’s absence from the blogging. I wish I could say it was because I was on holiday or something equally as tempting. Unfortunately, it was because I was trying to swim in a sea of new subjects and electives. Read more
Well, they’re out. Those rankings that everyone sits waiting for with baited breath. We had a sweepstakes going for the 2010 FT ranking and it was won by the only optimist among us! Read more
How is the elusive job hunt coming along, I hear you ask? Well, thus far I have received a resounding silence from my application last week! Read more
Well, here we are. A new year, a fresh start, a few new resolutions and two assignments due by the end of the week. We also have a mountain of reading to do and it’s only the first week! So much for that wonderful break… Read more
Every year our school has entrants to the business plan and case competitions around the world. It is all new and exciting as we get to travel to places most of us have never been before. Read more
We have had the introduction via a ‘road show’ to the various concentrations and career paths we can take through our selection of electives. Read more
I walked out of statistics knowing less than when I walked in. I am one of the few who managed to stay awake in class. Read more
Well, here I am writing this blog when I really should be studying for my impending exams – it is just so difficult to choose what to prioritise. Read more
Last week I was lucky enough to attend a lunch with the Asian senior leadership team from Accenture. Read more
Coming from a country where we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, I was absolutely stunned that we were going to celebrate this very “American” tradition at such a very “un-American” school. It was not as though we all sat down for a huge Divali dinner, or had a Bastille day party. We celebrated the Chinese Moon festival in autumn, but Thanksgiving? Read more
Oh, my word. It is just never ending. The endless stream of work. Homework, group work, individual work. Work, work, work.
Today started pleasantly enough but spiralled out of control with three group meetings and plans to go out later. I miraculously left my house keys at home today which allowed me an hour’s peace on my front step with my laptop. Read more
I had a good old chat with my career advisor the other day. He, too, agreed that I am going nowhere…fast. He then helped me with a few contacts and names of people to get in touch with to pursue my rather varied span of interest -from wine importing to bank relationship management. Read more
Oh, woe is me. How do I despise thee November? Let me count thy ways..
- 1 I have two major presentations due this week over and above my usual number of daily homework assignment submissions. Where would you like me to find the additional 45 hours I need for these tasks, November?
Ah, the birds are twittering and the sky is again the most incredible shade of blue. Have I mentioned how amazingly beautiful the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School campus is? Mr B and I marvel at the colour of the ocean and the beauty of the day. It is difficult to imagine that we have to sit in class for the morning and waste this gorgeous day. Read more
I am attending the 2009 ‘Women of influence’ awards on Friday with some of the MBA ladies. We are only 34 per cent of the class, so we do stick together where and when we can.
We, the MBA ladies that is, recently had a very civilised high tea in a gorgeous old tea house in central Hong Kong. It was tucked away from the hubbub of the outside world and one could just imagine that it had hardly changed over the last 200 years (although, when I checked my facts it was only about 30 years old, but I was caught up in the romance of it all) Read more
Another hot day in Hong Kong. I do love the heat though, so I should hardly be complaining. The sky is blue, the birds are singing. The only thing ruining this perfect morning is that I am walking to class laden like a packhorse, or a packed donkey. I find the image of a donkey carrying a heavy load somehow more believable than a horse. I digress. The fact is that I am now covered in sweat and cannot wait to enter the air-conditioned bliss that is the front hall.
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has opened its doors to FT MBA blogger Beth Bremner Read more