Don't Lose Sight of What's Next

As the second semester rolls on and my internship draws closer, my former life as a tax-paying citizen is so far from my mind, it feels like someone else's. Once you're in the thick of business school, you get so used to living, socializing, and working with close friends, you forget this is only a short pause in your life. As I am aware that one day I will be leaving this beautiful campus, I find myself trying to stay in the moment as much as possible—taking in as many sounds, sights, and emotions as I can during my time at Berkeley Haas. My focus contrasts with looking forward, which is exactly what schools want you to do—work hard in class, prepare for exams, and then begin to anticipate summer internships. It's easy to wish your life away if you are not careful.

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