7 Biggest Regrets From The Class Of 2022 Best & Brightest

Janet Cao: ‘I wish I had been able to put in some more time or effort into more classes, but that is the balance between life and school!’

4. Putting less effort into some classes

“Due to time restraints or other commitments, some classes I prioritized over others. I wish I had been able to put in some more time or effort into more classes, but that is the balance between life and school!” – Janet Cao, New York University (Stern)

5. Not enough time for new friendships

“It was not always spending as much time as I could have with my classmates outside of class. Juggling work, family, and school is challenging and it requires sacrifices, but recognizing that this is a moment in time and that you can’t go back to spend that time is important to understand. I built incredible friendships and had a lot of laughs in and outside of class, but the time in the program flies by and you have to try and take in every minute.” – Ryan McKee, Notre Dame (Mendoza)

James Derry: ‘I would have liked to attend more of the Cox School’s Business Leadership seminars and the lectures of visiting speakers given the fact that I found the few I did attend very worthwhile.’

6. Not attending more leadership seminars

“I would have liked to attend more of the Cox School’s Business Leadership seminars and the lectures of visiting speakers given the fact that I found the few I did attend very worthwhile. Also, I would have liked to take more advantage of student life such as using the on-campus fitness facilities and physical libraries.” – James Derry, Southern Methodist University (Cox)

7. Waiting too long to ask for help

“My biggest regret while in business school was waiting too long to reach out to the professors for help. The professors at Olin are remarkable and are more than willing to help outside of class hours. Don’t spend countless hours researching a problem yourself, when professionals who enjoy helping you learn are available with just a short email.” – Timothy Brandon Parsons, Washington University (Olin)

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