Fall Break + Wharton

Hi, everyone!

Hope you all had a lovely week or fall break!

This fall break was one of the most productive and exciting breaks I have had in a while. It is the first time in my college career that I stayed at school for break instead of going home, which was initially a bit depressing (no homemade Korean food!), but it was worth it :)

If you read my earlier post, I went to New York for a much needed treat yo self day, but once I got back from New York, it was time to focus on a case competition at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Staying at Swarthmore over fall break for this case competition was one of the best decisions I have made yet this semester!

I'm not going to lie though — working on the case was tough. The fact that we were on break didn't necessarily give us a competitive advantage, because some of us already had plans with family and friends and also because we were all so burnt out from midterms! That's why I am extremely thankful to my amazing team for pushing through with our analyses and slide deck.

Pictured, left to right: Ferial, Simran, me, and Isaac
We were finalists at this case competition! I could not be prouder of my team! It was so exciting because we were the only liberal arts college out of all the finalists. Although the other competing schools have a huge advantage over us in terms of classes and resources for case competition preparation, we still made it. It was great to represent Swarthmore.





One of the things I loved the most about participating in this case competition was getting to know two of the new consultants from 180 Degrees Consulting Swarthmore, Ferial and Simran!
They are two of the most proactive and intelligent freshmen I have ever met, and I was constantly impressed with them throughout the process.
Also, huge shout out to Isaac, my VP, for keeping me grounded and focused.

I didn't get to travel or eat good food as much as I wanted to, but it was a fall break well spent :)

Hope you all had a great break!

With love,
Phyllis



5 comments

  1. Last year I traveled for all my breaks. It was awesome going on so many adventures, but it was also a bit tiring, especially since I get travel anxiety (getting there is the hard part, but once I'm there I'm fine). So this year I decided to stay on campus for most breaks, which includes my fall break! I didn't do any cool program, just hung out with some friends on and off campus, in and out of Philly, but it was so much fun! Anyways, congrats on being finalists :D -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  2. I hope you had a great fall break! It sounds like it was productive :) Congrats!

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  3. Your break sounds like it was the perfect balance of productive and fun :) Glad it was a good one!

    Ally
    Hustle & Whoa

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  4. Congratulations on being a finalist in your competition! That's amazing! Love Simrans outfit and your Theory dress. So pretty!

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  5. WOW congrats! That is such a big deal! You look beautiful too!
    XO JNESS
    jenessasheffield

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