Tag Archives: MBA


I firmly approve of the addition of Bailey’s to coffee. In fact, I wonder if it would be considered inappropriate for those winter mornings with 8:30 classes.

What is this “spare time”?

Why I’m not blogging so much lately, aka List of Deliverables for Block 1 and Fall Semester courses, with group assignments highlighted: Sep 19 – MBA 5235 Mgmt Skills – DVD of Group Presentation Sep 19 – MBA 5300 Data Analysis – Individual case study Sep 21 – MBA 5235 Mgmt Skills – Group Presentation […]

Summing up the first two weeks of school.

This has been a crazy, crazy two weeks, but the first intensive block of school is done, and on Tuesday the first regular semester begins. I’ve already completed two classes (save for a take-home exam and some longer-term assignments). Management Skills was 18h of class over the first four days covering the soft skills we’d […]

Oh, and

Also, about my earlier post about expected dress: I was the only one with a tie today but I didn’t feel out of place. A couple had sportcoats, lots of polos and chinos, some jeans. I don’t think I could do jeans to class regularly. I need more non-ugly, non-$300 dress shoes though. Ebay Allen-Edmonds, […]

I’ve got class.

I’m an MBA student! Today was Day One of our two-week orientation period, during which we also complete two classes intensively. Showed up at 8 for a half-hour welcome session, which actually meant “people will filter in between 8 and 8:30, when things actually begin”. (Specifically it did not mean “We’ll have coffee available”. I […]

School clothes

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while — I’ve been enjoying my unemployment! In school news, I now have a student line of credit for emergencies, and a new pair of pants. Trying to come up with a b-school wardrobe has been more work than I expected, half because of Ottawa’s dearth of menswear stores […]

Friday was my last day at Mitel.

As of Friday, I’m an unemployed bum! My last day at Mitel was short and sweet — I came in at 9, spent a couple of hours taking ssh keys out of root accounts and otherwise shutting off my access to standalone servers and anything else that would escape the standard departing-employee process, and then […]

three days to go!

(Not counting today, of course.) Pretty quiet at work now between tapering off and other people’s vacations. I’m feeling pretty lame-duck. People are taking me out to lunch Thursday and Friday, though, so that’ll make those days go by quicker. I think I’m going to gather up my stuff Thursday and take it home that night, so […]