Obviously one of the benefits of working for a college is the ability to get free tuition to the school, but until you’ve taken advantage of that benefit I don’t think you can really understand that it is both a blessing and a curse.
For the two years that I was working on my MBA while also working full-time, I remember quite a few sleepless nights, my friends complaining that I was never around, sacrificing a relationship or two because of lack of time, and more than a little bit of stress. But when you’re trying to do something like that, you put your head down and “git errr done”…and there’s nothing like the feeling on the day you finish.
And that’s why I’m so proud of my friend Rachel, as she passed her final test to complete her MBA. Rachel took on a heavy courseload to get it done, but she sucked it up and pushed through. Most recently, we watched her document the agony of her finance class on Twitter, and waited on pins and needles to find out if is she would make it. Yesterday we found out she did. We all knew that she had it in her! And while we already thought of her as having achieved that level of expertise, and more, she now has the official letters after her name.
So from Kyle, Nick, Fienen, Nikki, Paul and I, congratulations Rachel! We know how hard you’ve worked and few people are more deserving of the recognition. And I, for one, can’t wait for the party in May when you officially walk.
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