The Big Apple

Being that NYC is my backyard, I thought I’d share some pictures of the city that never sleeps.

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Project Management

E-Commerce being a core class for many majors, I’m sure not every student in this class is pursuing their Master’s in Project Management. I am currently working in a Project Management capacity on various project ranging from large PMO level initiatives relating to regulatory mandates to small projects associated with business enhancements.

As I mentioned in my introduction, I have learned a great deal working directly in the field. Most of my knowledge comes directly from experience. That being said, I felt I needed to be educated in the latest and greatest of Project Management theories, methods, tools, and techniques. I wanted to bolster my experience with formalized education.

The beauty of Project Managment is that it exists in every industry. That’s what makes this field so interesting. Although this isn’t the only field that has transferable qualities, it is a field I love. I am glad to be working as a Project Manager. I am even happier that a university such as BU has such an amazing Master’s Program and such fantastic faculty which tons of great, real-world experience.

I would recommend this field to anyone. Feel free to ask any and all questions!!

Bombay

Oh, do I remember my time in Bombay, India. Matter of fact, I’ve been thinking about more and more of late. It’s been about 3 years since I came back. Born and raised in the US of A. But spent 2 full, uninterrupted years in India. Venturing the biggest cities and the most rural and villages.

I probably should start from the beginning. There is this one school in India (actually one school in all of the world) that operates in the way in this school operates. You won’t find a website, or a flyer, or an advertisement. They school costs no money to attend. And you will only know about it through word of mouth. Exams and interviews are conducted for a chance to get in. The school accepts people from all over the world.

A year after completing undergrad, I was luckily accepted. I gave my two-week notice, booked a one-way ticket to India, and I was out in a month. The school teaches foundational education by the means of philosophy, morality, ethics, logic, and psychology. It’s different in that it is a residential institution where you live there for the entire semester never once stepping out. Not only that but what you learn must be practiced. No armchair philosophy. You try to live what you learn and learn how you live. Words can barely begin to describe this experience. I know a few of you were curious but I’m sure I probably just added to it.

Happy to answer any questions. Thanks for reading!

Better Late Than Never

So I didn’t get a chance yesterday to create a post. That means I have to write two today to make up for it. Better late than never.

Yesterday was a jammed packed day full of work outside of work. A job apart from the job. I’m sure many of you know what that means. Adulting. Chores that require time (groceries, laundry, car maintenance, etc) and cannot be done during the weekdays and so must be done during the weekends. The little time I have at night I spend watching re-runs of something so I don’t have to fully pay attention to it.

Sundays are the best. Yes, I hear all of you (you can’t stay out late on Sunday). But I never stay out late anyways. The rare times that I do its always a Saturday. So for me, Sunday is the holy grail. The eat lots of food, relax, and chill day. SOOO that is what I am going to do. Adios!

P.S. I’ll probably just end up doing school work 😉

Reading is Good

Hey guys,

As promised, this is blog post number 2. Not really sure what to write about so I’ll just keep typing until I’m satisfied? =)

I just started reading a book by George Orwell that I am sure many of you are familiar with: 1984.  It is a dystopian novel published in 1949. The novel is set in Airstrip One (formerly known as Great Britain), a province of the superstate Oceania in a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation. #Copied straight from Wikipedia. #No shame. #Thank God this is a blog.

I recently got a pretty hefty parking ticket and thought to myself what can I do to make up for this folly. So instead of denying myself something aka no eating out for a week or no new toys for a month, I decided to exercise the other side of the coin. I would have to do something positive that I normally wouldn’t do consistently for a certain period of time. This meant I start reading outside of class material for a period of 2 weeks on an every day consistent basis. So far, so good.

Wish me luck!

 

FIRST BLOG POST EVER!

Hello all,

This is my first blog post ever! Needless to say this is an interesting experience. Never otherwise would I have posted my thoughts for others to read. Please comment and let me know what you guys think I should change!

I am hoping to post at least once a day. I look forward to working with you all.

Best,

Mitesh