Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School

Gleana Albritton, Vlerick Leuven Gent

After a four-day stretch with no classes for the full-time MBA programme at Vlerick, I have spent my last two days off catching up on secondary research for a few projects with impending deadlines.

I realised this morning for what seems like the millionth time that secondary research is probably one of my least favourite things to do in school; especially when I think of all the other things I could be doing instead, like updating my CV, grocery shopping, uploading photos, checking Facebook or catching up on some of my favourite blogs. 

Gleana Albritton, Vlerick Leuven Gent

The past week has been one of the most intense since I began my MBA at Vlerick. The pressure keeps building and I am constantly reminding myself that this phase of the programme is the easy part. Things will get a whole lot tougher after our winter break in late December.

Yesterday I began my day at 5:50am which for me was a lot earlier than usual. I got up, grabbed a yogurt out of the fridge and proceeded to eat it while checking my e-mail and tweeting about how early I woke up. Yes! I am the queen of multi-tasking. 

Gleana Albritton, Vlerick Leuven Gent

I’m currently near the end of my second month as a full-time International MBA student at Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School. So far the school year has been a whirlwind experience for me, because our programme is compressed into one year versus most two year programmes. This is my first time living abroad, which means in addition to dealing with juggling my studies; I’m also dealing with the added stress of dealing with life in another country.