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.
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.