My internship at McKinsey has ended last Friday. It was a really interesting experience, I got to know an entirely new world. And I learned a lot – both specific “economic” knowledge and more general skills, for example about structuring and presenting your thoughts (which is still quite difficult for me). However, the work was quite demanding and tiring. I’m certainly glad that I’ve tried it, but it’s probably not the right job for me.
And so I’ve decided to return to Purdue. I feel quite enthusiastic about doing math again – and I’m glad that I’ve taken the leave. It has helped me to see a bit better what I want to do in life – and math seems to be the right choice. So I plan to return in August and hopefully pass the quals (I need two more, I want to take Complex Analysis and Topology). And I should still be supported by the Fulbright, which is great.
Right now I’m enjoying summer in the Czech Republic. In the beginning of July I’m going to an artistic experiential education course TriboLuminiscince. It is for people like me who once in a while enjoy creating something, but are entirely inept. After it I want to go trekking somewhere in the mountains. Besides from it all, together with some friends I’ve started organizing an untraditional and strange cipher-solving game. It would be slightly inconvenient when I’m in the US, but I hope we’d manage and that the game would be successfull.
And finally, I want to ask you for advice: should I keep my hair short or long? Or some other way? Any suggestions are welcome (: