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.
Why are we here getting our MBAs? For most of us, we have returned to the pleasure and pain of the student lifestyle after a few or many years off to take that next step in our careers, to bring us one step closer to that “dream job”, the one job that will get us to the top of the corporate ladder and/or make us happier than any job ever has before.
Let’s be honest we all need to blow off a little steam now and again. Every student at the GSM has had a considerable degree of working in a professional setting but even then you are allowed to socialize with your coworkers outside of work.
Ask any first-year MBA student what takes up their time outside of classwork, and they will most likely tell you it’s the internship search. Much of the time I’ve spent on internships has been preparing for interviews.
This week Organizational Strategy and Structure professor, Nicole Biggart, organized for us a tour of the Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery, part of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science here on campus.
As part of our MBA curriculum here at the GSM, it is required that each student complete an internship during the summer between their first and second year. Of course, even if it weren’t a requirement, we would all still want a summer internship.
People in the GSM might have different opinions about different things in general. But the only thing that everybody agrees to is the fact how time really flies by here. We are already coming to close of quarter two and it feels like we have only been here for a month!