Saturday, January 2, 2010

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

AU in the World - 3rd place !

Yay! AU Abroad chose my AU Dancing in Le Havre photo for the AU Abroad photo contest !

Friday, December 11, 2009

Small take revenge on me

Last night the Americans/Canadians made too much noise too late at night one time too many, and I told them a bit more forcefully than usual to please be quiet because some people have final presentations (plural !!!) verrrry early in the morning.

These remarks obviously went ignored, so I obviously called the night watchmen this time. Before they showed up, people pounded on my door and ran away.
When the watchmen arrived and I opened the door, I was greeted not only by the two men, but also by a lonely beer bottle, empty, in the center of my doorway. One of them men picked it up and told me the people had left me a present.

Of course, the ten minutes the watchmen took to arrive at the building was enough time for the girls to calm down for their 30 minute break between outbursts, like they usually do. In this case, the watchmen couldn't do much, but after I shut my door I did hear them talking to one of the noise-makers, who, all of a sudden, didn't understand a word of French.

In the morning, I found another present !

The C.R.O.U.S. (government housing agency) told me to speak to Nathalie Tevenin in the Château about the matter since the Ango students are all ESC (RBS) students. She was shocked to hear of the constant parties until 3 and 4 am on weekdays as well as weekends.
She was even more surprised when I told her that the sound of the lounge party on the ground floor could be heard in my room, when apparently parties there are not even allowed. She and another woman said that the building manager lives on the first floor, and they weren't sure why that person hadn't noticed the parties when I can hear them up on the 3rd floor.

In any case, they took the matter very seriously, and in the past when serious complaints are brought against the same student(s) two times, the students in question are usually thrown out of the building and out of their classes, no matter what the date.

Marketing final presentation

For our Marketing course, Katie and I and a few other group members put together a presentation on Abercrombie & Fitch. The professeur said we did very well!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Aww ! Prof Gaziot says goodbye to us !

I received an email from my Project Management professor !
It's funny, I thought that he didn't really like the class since he told us how terrible our work was every time and there was constant chatter during his lectures. He was indeed one of my better professors here at RBS. He manages a company that sells airplanes, I believe, and managed to take time to teach us every week. Yay for Prof Gaziot !

a picture of him I found on his linkedin page

Dearest Students,

Next monday will be our last and final session together, and it will be a very busy one because of the study case recommandations which will have to be presented by you.

Just before it, let me tell you, how it has been a pleasure for me to work with you, during those last months, especially in this fantastic "international dynamic" made of all various, different and very interesting cultures...

Really, it has been a piece of luck for all of us!!!

So, even if every monday was not an easy day to start the week (-), (this is very true for some specific people...but no names in that mail...), I really hope and trust, it has been also an interesting time for you too...

However, I would like to take this opportunity, to wish you all the best for your future life (professional and personnal as well).

I must emphasize that I am very confident about your success and I will be happy to get some news about it and of course about you, by mail.

At least and to be honest, I will be also very proud to have, as well, a bit participated to this wonderfull project which is: YOUR SUCCESS!!!

Also to complete this mail, I want to wish a very good trip back to any International Student, I am sure you will have a lot of things to tell your respective families after this stay at Rouen Business School and about some real "funny Frenchies behaviors"...!!!


Warm regards and
Very sincerly yours