DISCLAIMER: I wrote this post after finishing my first year in the MBA program, and my last job was in the military. It’s going to be heavy on the freedom fries and light on the political commentary, so buckle up tight!
This week wraps up my first year of business school. As my classmates and I have been getting ready to disperse for summer internships, I’ve been reflecting on how supportive we have all been for each other.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking a respite to Yosemite National Park with a few of my classmates for a day hike. It was not until sometime later, reflecting upon our journey, when it occurred to me that the hike that day was analogous to the first year of my MBA experience at UC Davis.
April 27th marked the end of the 50th International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition (ICBSC), and five solid months of hard work running EyeCandy, for first-years Saumya, David, Roman, Sasi, and me, plus one of UC Davis’s finest professors and our advisor, Hemant Bhargava.
On April 12th, we at UC Davis celebrated our 100th picnic day celebration. For those uninformed, Picnic Day is an open house for all clubs, organizations, and departments to showcase the talents of their respective groups.
One of the cool things about being a first year at the GSM is all of the new experiences that we get to have. Not only are we learning a lot in the classroom, and increasingly through extracurriculars, but there are cool traditions that we get to become a part of.