The last day of Quarter Two!
Posted by: Scott Kitun, Class of 2012
We are just about to adjourn for lunch today, the last lunch of our quarter. This brings to an end MSC 490, a great class on the globalized world. For many of us such as myself, we have one final paper to complete and turn in for this class and in a way that is bitter sweet. I am very excited to take a break and I greatly look forward to my next quarter here at the MSC, but at the same time, I have thoroughly enjoyed the books and discussions on the globalized world, especially from the perspectives of Thomas Friedman.
Today at lunch I am sure the bulk of it will be spent with my classmates for my elective course, MSC 525, because we have a presentation today based on our research project that more or less dictates our class grade! But, we are prepared and excited to get presenting, I believe. That is pretty typical of our lunches here at the MSC. Many of them are spent talking about our outside lives and interests, but many of the students are very busy and choose to discuss current classes to get a head start on the assignments or projects. I am certain today will be no different, after all, we have a few weeks off to be chatty!
For those of us currently enrolled in the MSC, we will follow up lunch with our final elective class of the quarter, which for most of us means, turning in months worth of research projects or papers. either way, it is the culmination of a lot of work. But I have to admit (at least for me) it has all been very rewarding work. Whether it is learning about things that greatly pertain to my career aspirations or future, or it is discussions on topics for which I have little previous experience with, I find that I am taking something valuable from it.
Lastly, today means that next quarter is the last for attending Practicum Seminars, which I personally always enjoy and benefit from, but I know they can really be a burden to many, given it means you spend the entire weekend here at NU. Which during the football season, isn’t always bad!
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