Time flies. Cliche perhaps, but definitely appropriate after completing 3 semesters of graduate school and staring at the course load for the final march toward graduation. THis weekend while setting up my Google calendar with my new class schedule, upcoming extracurricular activities and job hunting trips to New York, it becomes more apparent that as commencement gets nearer, I am counting down the rest of my time in DC.
With that in mind, I figured that it would be nice to develop a bucket list of sorts. A way to hold myself accountable for finishing the program and my tenure in DC with a plan. That way, when I relocate to NY in May, I’ll feel like I made the most of my time at Kogod.
I typically enjoy habit and ritual. Kogod@Lunch, Kogod@Night, internal and external networking events and happy hours are definitely on the agenda. I can’t imagine my last semester going well without them. Spring specific events like the Red Dress Event hosted by Kogod Women in Business and American University Founder’s Ball which is being co-sponsored by the Graduate Leadership Council are high on the priority list. Planning wise, the JDRF Volleyball Tournament and Kogod Graduate End of the Year Party are likely to take up the a great deal of my semester. With potential venues selected and menus decided, now the fun of planning the party begins.
Aside from school, there are several other more traditional DC experiences that I need to cross off my list. Firstly, I need to step foot inside the Capitol. After living in DC for 5 years, passing it countless times, I have never once stepped foot inside the Capitol. Pathetic, I know. A close second is to maximize my time with my friends from DC. Those people that have made the past 5 years so memorable and helped to ease the transition from student to working professional and back again.
Spring semester to-dos:
- Red Dress Event
- JDRF Volleyball Tournament
- Tour the US Capitol
- Founder’s Ball
- Darden Softball Tournament
- Georgetown Basketball Tournament
- Find a job…
- End of the Year Party
- Move to New York