Saturday, June 18, 2005

Sausage fest

It's official - the HEC campus is now 80% male. The MBA exchange students (50% female) left a couple of months ago, the Grande Ecole exchange students (50% female) last week and now the Grande Ecole students (35% female) are gone. I suppose my grades will improve this term.

Monday, June 06, 2005

MBAT: the good, the bad and the ugly

I've partly recovered from the MBAT. I'm not sure how we managed to organize the event, compete in sports and host 1,800 students but we pulled it off. I can't get into too much details as schoolwork is piling up rather quickly but here is how I would summarize the experience:

The good: Wonderful turnout... NYU first American school to participate... Amazing school spirit most notably from LBS, IESE and Bocconi... The LBS mascot... IESE cheering for HEC teams as we were all busy working... My compatriot Christina organizing track and field, playing soccer and rugby, running the cross country, the 100m and the 1,500 m and still offered to help out with my Ultimate Frisbee team... The organizing team sleeping an average of... actually I'm not sure if they even slept at all.

The bad: Scorching weather. I'm so tanned that my buddy Russell calls me Aboriginal Charles... My compatriot Peter getting a bloody nose and his tooth knocked out from Ultimate Frisbee... Playing Ultimate Frisbee with 1 sub... Running the 400m with 5-min notice (I finished 4th - in other words last)... Mixing drinks while sweating like a pig.

The ugly: Cleaning the Hall d'Honneur and the outdoor tent after my bartending shift. We were ten clearing the mess left by 1,000 people. I started at 1:00am and didn't get back to my room until 4:45am.