This is becoming monotonous, wouldn’t you agree? “Another month of virtual learning, Stern is resilient, and we will continue to succeed!” Blah, blah, blah. Yeah, I’m over it, too.
Yet, here we are. There’s no other choice, and I must say we are doing the best we can. I’ve been trying to be more intentional and have been attending all the virtual and outdoor events I can. A Biergarten you say? In November? Ok, I’ve got my turtleneck, sweater, fleece, and down coat on. Let’s go. I may lose sensation in my fingers, despite the mittens, but the company is great and that’s what I’m here for.
I was also a skeptic when it came to all the virtual events, but I’m now (mostly) a convert. I don’t like attending classes or events from my apartment, but I appreciate it when I give my input or ask my question and someone messages me with feedback or tries to connect. That’s why we’re in business school after all.
There are no Stern Socials, treks, or trips away, but all the connections are still here because we are all still at e-Stern. It’s up to you to get creative on how you’re going to connect. I can confidently say nearly all of us have a little extra free time and are even more willing to communicate than ever before.
The Oppy has been a reprieve for me, and I hope you enjoy reading it. Don’t worry, if you don’t, there will be a survey going out in the next few weeks asking for feedback.
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Until next month,