Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It's December already? Where's the snow?!?

"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
~ Groucho Marx

I look at my calendar and I find it hard to believe that it is already December. I can't believe that I am one final away from having my first semester as a DeVos student under my belt. I really cannot believe that in a week I will be heading back home to Missouri and when we come back, the class of 2010 will no longer be here. They will all be off starting exciting new internships and jobs and the DeVos office will be just a bit emptier. What I really find it hard to believe though is that it is really December and I am still wearing shorts outside.

I clearly remember what I was doing this time last year - I was getting ready to graduate from the University of Central Missouri. I was packing, I was Christmas shopping, and most importantly - I was finishing up my essay for my application to the DeVos program.

If you are hoping to become a member of the Class of 2012 (and I hope you will - the office is going to be a little too empty for my liking for the next eight months) then start thinking about those things now. Write your essay, proofread it, and then have one or two other people do the same. Go to teachers, former employers, and others and see if they would be willing to write you one of the three required letters of recommendation that you will need. And if you have not taken the GMAT yet - find a guidebook (I would suggest one that comes with a CD) or take a class and start studying and find a time to take that exam. And when you do take it - make sure that you send those scores down our way to Orlando.

This truly is a great program and I am looking most forward to getting to meet a lot of you as you interview in the coming semester and hopefully get to know you as you become a part of the DeVos Class of 2012. If you have questions or anything you are curious about - please do not hesitate to email us (

I have enjoyed my first semester in the DeVos program and am looking forward to the coming year as a student at the University of Central Florida. I hope that you will fill out an application and come interview with us in the hopes that you can have this same great experience that I have been so blessed to have.

Good luck on finals!
~ Devan