A Day in the Life of an MSA Student

8:00 am  I wake up and get dressed. MSA students must wear business casual to the institute; I usually wear a button-down shirt, pants, and flats. I make sure whatever I wear is comfortable because I will sit down most of the day. If I have time, I will eat Continue reading A Day in the Life of an MSA Student

A Guide to Maintaining Your Active Lifestyle at the Institute

Group of 10 students in the gym

After my first week at the Institute of Advanced Analytics, I realized I had to change. Gone were the days of undergrad, in which I had ample free time to sleep in, hit the gym whenever convenient, and complete tasks “whenever I get to them.” However, as someone unwilling to Continue reading A Guide to Maintaining Your Active Lifestyle at the Institute

Adjusting to Life Half a Globe Away

Looking back at my journey at the Institute, nothing rings louder than a common mantra repeated here, “The days go slow, but the year goes by fast.” It seems inexplicable how much we have grown.  Yet, under the veneer, is a painful period of several weeks scrambling to adjust to Continue reading Adjusting to Life Half a Globe Away

Living in Raleigh as a Southern Californian

Leaving behind the familiar shores of the West Coast for the opposite East Coast was a significant turning point in my life. In the spring of 2023, I made the decision to embark on a new chapter in my life and invest in my future through the MSA program at Continue reading Living in Raleigh as a Southern Californian