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Things I need... like it or not
In a perfect world, I'd abandon my current career track and go to culinary school. Seriously. And not even because I have ambitions of being a great chef. Only because I love it so much. As it is, I've been secretly looking for an MBA program that I could manage with everything else. I'm pretty sure it won't happen in the next year or two. But I'm becoming more and more convinced that the MBA is something I need even if it's not something I want. Le Sigh.

Also, I need a desk. I hate buying furniture, so I'll continue to put this off, but I've needed a desk for years and eventually I'll have to give in and get one. This is unrelated to my need for grad school, but if I ever DO go back to school, I'll most definitely need one then.

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mamadeb From: mamadeb Date: December 20th, 2005 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd love to go to culinary school. I'm just not sure how to do it, what with kashrut and all. I know of someone who did, asking rabbinic questions every step of the way and tasting nothing, but he's a friend of a friend, and I haven't met him myself so that's all I know.

estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: December 20th, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
There are two ways to do it, the first is to never taste anything (and check with a Rav for any other issues that may come up... e.g. what to do if you prepare shrimp scampi for a lesson and your instructor is Jewish and tastes your dish). I know several people who have done this.

The only other way to do it is to go to school in Israel, which is not an option for me.
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: December 20th, 2005 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I received my MBA in 1996. I don't know if it has helped me in my career, but it would probably help you in yours. Mine was an executive MBA, I was done in less than two years. It helped that the program came to our corporate campus two times a week and I went to Charlottesville just once a week. I believe UMUC has a decent program.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: December 20th, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I've applied to UMUC's program. It's okay, but not fabulous. I'd prefer to go to GW or Georgetown, but if I stick with a Maryland school, Seth's job pays for part of it.
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: December 20th, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well that's something. It can get expensive. I had a friend go through the Georgetown program and he loved it. He studied international business. My best friend went to Marymount's program and speaks highly of it. For her it was about location, she lives in Arlington.
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: December 20th, 2005 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you need a smallish tv stand?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: December 20th, 2005 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm. Maybe. We got rid of our TV unit thing downstairs and we at least need SOMETHING temporarily. Hrm.
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: December 20th, 2005 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
let me know. it is quite little, but it housed a 27" tv just fine before we got our entertainment center.
eyelid From: eyelid Date: December 20th, 2005 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd shop for your desk if you made me dinner.
ailsaek From: ailsaek Date: December 20th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, if you come up here and help me deal with boxes, I'll give you my old computer desk. It looks kinda like this one. I stopped using it about a year ago and have been trying to figure out what to do with it ever since. (She said, smiling ingratiatingly.)
From: have_inner_lady Date: December 20th, 2005 08:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just got a 20% off coupon for Schewel's furniture, if there are any out your way. Looking around, I can't imagine any furniture item I might need...
mysticchyna From: mysticchyna Date: December 23rd, 2005 11:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Are there kosher programs in culinary schools?
cleobatya From: cleobatya Date: December 26th, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
i am not really heree but i just wanted to check your journal and say hi. i will update when things are less nutty. i just found a place to live in ny. it will all be ok. :D i think you should go to culinary school but they say that when you go you start to hate food b/c its "work"...

mba is fun. but its an expensive and annoying way to have fun. but its not that stressful.

most important question...i need an update on julian b/c i havent been reading. ill call you when im settled...happy chanukkah
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