Spring Quarter is Finally Here

Winter quarter is traditionally regarded as the hardest term at Kellogg. Not only is it cold, rainy and snowing a significant amount of the time, but you’re also still taking core classes and in the midst of their first year job search. Further, students taking the Kellogg Global Immersion in Management class don’t get a real spring break. Instead they take winter quarter final exams early and straight out to another country to take part in a research project until the spring quarter begins two weeks later.

After a long winter quarter, all of us finally made it to spring quarter. “Thank goodness Spring quarter is here” is what everyone keeps telling themselves. The sun is starting to come out more often. We get to take more elective classes than we had during the first two quarters combined. And we’re closer to our summer internships, which also means closer to getting a pay check again.

But even for those without jobs yet, spring quarter should still be much more relaxing for their search. Because even though the timing is a little tighter to get a job now, the formal process is over, so the search now is less competitive, in the traditional sense. Likewise, many of the companies people are most interested in, such as starts-ups, will soon come to campus since they usually start hiring a little closer to the summer.

In the end, the spring quarter should give students a chance to let lose again and enjoy their time as students. Personally, I definitely plan to enjoy this quarter. Conceptually I plan to take a more fun workload than I did last quarter. Likewise, I also plan to take courses with papers rather than in class exams, and hope to frontload a lot of the work, since I plan to begin working in May rather than after finals. And I hope to spend a lot more time with friends and on working on side projects than I did in the fall.

Stay tuned to hear more about how spring quarter progresses.

Monday, March 28th, 2011 Business School

3 Comments to Spring Quarter is Finally Here

Meghan D.
March 28, 2011

Hi Jeremy,

I just wanted to let you know that the Knewton blog featured your site as one of our “Must-Read MBA Blogs.” You can check it out here: http://www.knewton.com/blog/gmat/b-school-life/2011/03/28/must-read-mba-blogs

Good luck with spring quarter! I hope you enjoy your electives. Now if the weather would only start cooperating (it still feels like winter here in NYC at least)…


Jeremy C Wilson
March 28, 2011

Hi Meghan,

Good to hear from you. Thanks so much for featuring my site on knewton.com. I’ll be sure to have a take a look at your website in more depth in the next couple of days. Also, thanks for the well wishes for spring quarter. I’m expecting a good one here in Evanston/Chicago. Best wishes to you as well.


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