End of classes, but this is not over yet

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Christian Daniel Dominguez Agiss

MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

Steve Jobs

As I am typing these lines, a huge nostalgic feeling embraces me, for what I feared has arrived: the course is over. Even though there’s still a couple of months ahead, the fact that lectures at have reached their imminent end, means a great deal to me and to all of us who enjoyed the MSc Innovation and Management (IME) course and cherished every single one of the moments we shared in the classrooms and corridors of Dover Street and AMBS West, our second homes in this city.

I’ve heard it said that everything needs to come to an end, even the best things cannot and should not last forever, but I believe (and I speak for my fellow students) that we all had such an incredible experience over the past months that we wished we were not facing this period so soon. I guess that the old saying “time flies when you are having fun” is absolutely true. Because time went in the blink of an eye, swoosh, gone, but memories will stay, and it is these memories that we will take on our journey.

That’s enough with the heavy stuff! What has happened lately? Over the past few weeks we have all faced that particular thing between productiveness and procrastination: deadlines! Yes. We faced around three weeks of deadlines for all our courses’ final projects (essays, presentations, reports and of course, dissertation proposals).

In the few breaks between submissions, the city of Manchester rewarded us with the best weather you could possibly ask for. Sunny days allowed the people of Manchester to take hold of every single open area in the Northern Quarter, Deansgate and public parks.

Meeting with my friends for occasional beers was a good break, trying places we had never been before, especially given the fact that some of them are returning to their hometowns to work on their dissertations.

With the submission of our research proposals, we all begin the last stage of our journey and I wish all a nice and productive period. And I suggest them not to stress too much, but enjoy it, since opportunities like this one come once in a lifetime!

 

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