Worth the Commute?
"I can now confess that I did almost all my first semester Statistics homework while on long domestic and international flights."
Ajay Joshi, MS, EMTM’10
PM Systems Development Leader
Flying the Friendly Skies
I travel extensively for work.
I spent a lot of my first semester at EMTM travelling extensively for work. In fact, I can now confess that I did almost all my first semester Statistics homework while on long domestic and international flights. As luck would have it, I would often get stuck in middle seats with curious onlookers observing and asking questions about what I was doing. Some would even attempt to help me with the problems!
My teammates were always considerate when I travelled overseas, especially to Asia – on many occasions, they would stay up late to have conference calls so I did not have to wake up in the middle of the night to attend. The strong team environment is one aspect of the program that I truly admire.
I once had to take a red-eye from California to make it to classes the next day and was having a rough morning. I was surprised to find another classmate who had done the same! I discovered this coincidence after I commented on the number of Au Bon Pain coffees he and I were both drinking that morning! I later found folks who had travelled from the West Coast and from Europe to attend class weekends. I realized I was in a truly global program and put my jet lag in perspective.