Yes, the one, the only– Harvard University. It’s a little known fact that I spent some time at Harvard, about 4 years ago now. From a young age, I knew what Harvard was and it was a dream of mine to attend university there. Granted, it wasn’t that serious of a dream, but I thought it would be nice. I mean, after all, all the smartest people went there, so I thought. Therefore, that was where I belonged.
Then reality hit, I soon realized that wouldn’t be happening, and I found myself in
the backsides of lovely Indiana :). It worked out pretty well for me though because Purdue [Go Boilers!] is like the Ivy League of Engineering universities, just like MIT.
When it was time for grad school, I considered applying at Harvard; the dream, though dormant, was still alive. Then I remembered once again: Harvard wasn’t an Ivy League Engineering school.
Then I thought, well, there’s always the possibility of an MBA! They are great for that.
Fast forward to a few years later in grad school, I went to Boston for a conference for female engineers in the Computer Engineering research field. Luckily for me, I had a friend in the Boston area so I called her up and said “hey girl, let’s hang out, show me your ‘hood” and the rest, as they say, is history!
Before my friend came and got me from my hotel, I decided to explore the surrounding area.
The following is what we got up to that day: First stop- The famous Quincy Market (that I had never heard of before that day)!
And then, we were off to Harvard!
…and so ends my Boston story with one of the highlights being ‘my time’ at Harvard ;).
I haven’t been back to Boston since but I’d love to visit again and maybe even attend Harvard properly as I still haven’t gotten an MBA– it seems to be the in-thing these days :).
What’s your favorite thing to do in Boston?
Lots of love, and keep the dream alive!