Unfortunately, it’s been a long time since I wrote my last blog. We had very busy weeks recently because of the preparation for our final exams.
During this last week we had to pass four final exams in our major subjects. It began on Monday with Conference and Event Management. The subject was dealing a lot with the current development of conference and convention management and what skills event managers need to succeed in planning and organizing events. On Tuesday, we had one day off. However, the class needed this day to prepare and study for the upcoming three exams on the following days.
On Wednesday, we had our Marketing Exam. As we developed a marketing campaign as a project throughout the semester, the exam primarily focused on marketing communications and the importance of public relations.
As I really like Marketing, I enjoyed researching current developments to use this information in the exam. As the week came to an end, the exam got more and more challenging.
On Thursday, it was the turn of the Revenue Management exam. This subject was one of the most complex ones within this semester. Difficult pricing strategies as well as various mathematical forecasting methods were the essence of this subject. However, through intensive independent studies we were able to cope with the exam and the teacher supported us well.
Now, after passing three exams within one week, everybody was a exhausted and we all had slept very little throughout the past days. Nevertheless, we had to finalize our semester with the last exam. As part of our integrated business game, we had to consult a hotel, analysing the hotel strategy and performance and making suggestions for future.
The creation of our business plan earlier in the semester helped us to prepare for the final exam.
In the end, all exams went well and the class is now released and looking forward to our holiday. We have now finished our semester and all classmates and myself are leaving the campus within the next days. The holidays are more or less 4 weeks long and we then will start our last semester in our LRG program on the 16th January 2012.
Until then I wish you all the best, relaxing Christmas days and a successful start in the New Year 2012.
See you all soon back in Bulle!
All the best, Ann-katrin