CAS: Status Completed

The longest and at the same time the shortest 2 weeks of my life have just ended.

Core Analyst School is over and I’m sad to see it end. It was one of the best experiences of my life. I met so many wonderful and unique individuals. I can only hope and strive to maintain those relationships as the days continue. Thanks to tools like facebook, it should be easier to keep in touch, but not even facebook can truly overcome the difficulties of a busy life.

The two weeks consisted of a “work hard, play hard” mentality. We would rise early in the morning to make our 8:00AM start time. From there we would be in class until 6:00PM. From then on we had the time for ourselves. Every night was spent socializing, networking and building long lasting relationships. Some nights, some of us “networked” too hard. This would lead to difficult mornings. I’m proud to say that I managed to survive with about 4-5 hrs of sleep every night. Right now, I’m looking forward to being able to sleep in or I should say, not have to go to class. My body no longer sleeps in. The sun comes up and so do I.

Bullet list of things that happened (to be expanded upon sometime?)

  • 100% of flights I’ve had for Accenture have been delayed. Booo AA/Weather.
  • Drank every night
  • Learned how to play shuffle board and dominate at it
  • Did laundry twice
  • Sprained my ankle
  • Made a ton of friends
  • Experienced the Cadillac Ranch
  • Experienced Crobar
  • Drank about 80 gallons of water
  • Gained 9lbs
  • Expanded my professional network
  • Got staffed on an amazing (local) project
  • Rode in a limo 3 times
  • Went to Chicago
  • Learned my way around Chicago and St. Charles
  • A few people got hurt at CAS (Our leader and another Analyst, poor Ryan)
  • Had an amazing time
  • Learned a few things
  • Watched Spain beat Italy at the ESPN Zone in Chicago. Had amazing seats in front of the HUGE screen
  • Performed 2 miracles on computers
  • Never late for any class
  • Part of the winning Table from Section 4 (Table 4!!!)
  • Learned how to take a taxi to and from the airport

I’m sure there is more, but my brain is absolutely tired right now. Considering the condition I woke up this morning in…I’m impressed. The Cadillac Ranch on Thursday night certainly set up many of us for a difficult Friday. Kind of funny considering Friday morning we had to give our big group wrap up presentation. The school best trains you for the lifestyle. Basically, very little sleep and high expectations.

Well let me tell you. High Performance? Yea, it was delivered.

Night all

P.S. I had 8415 emails over 2 weeks.

  1. It’s not the 8410 emails that’ll get you, it’s those last 5 that are killer.

Leave a Comment

NOTE - You can use these HTML tags and attributes:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>