Final Exams Are Looming
One thing about Kellogg is that the academics quarters fly by pretty quickly. Unlike law school, where semesters are drawn out for fifteen or so weeks, and where the days are drawn out due to the hundreds of pages of reading we have for any single class, at Kellogg, the quarters are each ten weeks and we don’t have nearly enough time to get everything done. Well, because the last few weeks have flown by so quickly, it’s now time to begin the final exam period.
It seems like yesterday that I just chose my classes for the winter term and took a seat in class to begin the winter term. However, I just realized the other day that not only is this term almost finished, but that I’m more than half way done with my time at Kellogg this year and in the JD-MBA program.
I realized this while chatting with a couple of my JD-MBA classmates, as we were reflecting a bit on the program. When we originally began our time in the program, nobody would have ever imagined making it so far so quickly. But over time, we’ve all come to realize just how fast everything goes.
Sure final exams are coming up this week and next week. But we’re not as worried as we were last quarter, because it’s easier than ever to get through final exams now. Now that we’ve taken a lot of them. Now that we have dozens of other conflicting priorities. Now that many of us have jobs. And now that we know the process will be over in now time.
Don’t get me wrong, final exam period isn’t easy. Especially if you’re taking classes like Finance, Microeconomics, and Statistics. And especially for JD-MBAs, given this is our sixth term here at Kellogg and second year in a row in core classes. Fortunately, we’ve all done this a few times before. And before any of us know it, the process will be over and we’ll be headed out for spring break.
In sum, it’s easier than ever to get through exam period now. Just as hard as it was to get through them the first go round. Funny how things work out that way over time.