Chillin’ in the Midwest (literally…brrrrr)

Hey there, faithful readers. It just hit me that I haven’t written anything up here since Thanksgiving, so I wanted to give a quick update. All is still going well on Study #1 here in the Midwest, but, good lawd, it is SO COLD here!!! As many of you in the US saw on the news over the weekend, there was a huge wave of cold weather that swept through the middle of the country and I boarded my plane in ATL on Monday dreading having to get off of it. When my plane landed, the cold hit me like a ton of bricks and I could literally see my breath as I walked up the jetway into the airport. It’s been hovering around 20-25 degrees during the day this week and it feels good to know that I’ll be back in ATL tomorrow night where it will be a little warmer.

In other work-related news…This past weekend, we had another big event in the ATL office…the cultivation weekend for the first set of Associate offerees from the class of 2007. I wasn’t too involved with the weekend, but I did get to meet some of the incoming kids at the Friday night dinner and Saturday brunch. The group of offerees are all some really good kids and I hope we can bring them all in. Thinking back to this time last year, I was all giddy about having gotten an offer and even turned in my signed offer letter during the first day of the cultivation weekend and haven’t looked back since. Seeing that same excitement in the offerees made me grin all weekend long. During my conversations with the students, it was tougher than I’d anticipated for me to keep from sharing some of the experiences I had with other companies as I was going through the process. As y’all can tell from reading this blog, I’m usually very open with that sort of thing and I’ve had some noteworthy stories to tell. Now, I have to remember that I’m representing McK at these events and, as such, I have to make sure I don’t sound like I’m smearing any other firms. Sometimes, it’s so weird being on the other side in the big recruiting game…