It’s hard to believe that last year at this time I was in orientation, full of questions, hope, excitement, (and a little nervousness) about what the first year and summer of this MBA program would bring.
Early this year, the GSM organized a series of MBA Treks to some companies, including Brocade, NetApp, Lam Research, Disney (by the way, hint: take full advantage of these Treks for networking opportunities).
A stranger to United States, I carried a lot of luggage with me: more than 5 years working experience, expectations of and biases about American culture, my family and a few new friends from my home country, and Chinglish (English with Chinese accent). But as soon as I joined GSM community, I knew immediately that I would have to be empty in order to be full.
I cannot believe that my first year of MBA at GSM has finished. I am living in Davis for a second summer now. Last summer, I arrived at Davis on a hot day, just like today, and started my new journey in this lovely town.
First year of B-school life passed so quickly. Without a real relaxation break, I have already begun my Internship at Fenwick & West, a Silicon Valley law-firm, conducting research about Venture Capital-backed companies and companies that have recent IPOs in the U.S.
It is hard to believe that we are already nearing the end of the academic year here at the GSM. Soon, we will be sending off the graduating Class of 2013, and us first years will be transitioning into our summer internships.
On April 19th, 25 UC Davis students and alumni banded together to take part in the 29th Annual C4C Sports Weekend. We competed in 11 of the 28 events, and though we did not win the coveted Golden Briefcase, we came out of the competition with great memories and everyone is excited to return in 2014.