The only thing brighter than the sun might be my spirits. Somehow, in the middle of a chaotic quarter filled with too many classes and too little time our entire community has found time to travel up to Tahoe for a weekend of fun in the snow. And how the weather gods approve!
Last year, UC Davis received more than $678 million in funding for research projects. That’s more than any other UC campus, (sorry UC Berkeley & UCLA). And all of this research means that GSM students interested in entrepreneurship and technology commercialization have an almost endless set of opportunities.
Ever wonder what a typical MBA’s student day like? Before deciding to pursue my MBA I heard different stories from different graduates and it’s all true! Everyone here at the GSM is busy one way or another.
Nine weeks ago I started the MBA program at UC Davis. Nine weeks. The time has absolutely flown by. When I think about what has impressed me the most about the program, there are a few things that stick out in my mind.
It’s not every day that you get to chat with the CEO of a major corporation for hours on end. For most of us MBA candidates, it’s pure fantasy: we learn all the tools that prepare us for being in leadership roles, but it’s rare that we get to talk to a living legend about what it’s actually like.
I’m 24 years old and can’t believe I’m picking out clothes for school tomorrow. I glance at my watch and it’s slowly ticking past 11:30 pm. I’m teaching an Excel workshop tomorrow, meeting our incoming class of first year students for the first time in a classroom setting. I want to look professional, yet not overdressed. I want to be prepared, but not overly knowledgeable.
Before first-year MBA students begin classes here at the GSM, they must first undergo a 2-week process called “Orientation,” in which introductions are made, lessons in Excel and PowerPoint are taught, resumes are crafted, and bonds are formed. All important stuff.