Wow. The PTMBAA Board has realized that we’re already half-way through our tenure – and yet it feels like we’ve only just begun.
When we campaigned in April we made several promises to the PT community, including increased student engagement through professional and social events, paying it forward to the DMV community, and growing and strengthening connections within the Smith School and industry partners.
So far, we’ve sponsored several professional events including headshots, a golf tournament, a salary negotiations workshop and the Smith School Business Summit. We’re working more closely than ever with the Office of Career Services (OCS) to deliver value-added events tailored towards working professionals. And the PT community is not just attending – we’re also being actively recruited by OCS to help run these events. A case in point is the inaugural session of: Marketing & Finance Super Day: It’s All About the Markets. (Volunteers still needed!)
Every month the PTMBAA has showcased an opportunity to give back to the community. We’re proud to have provided worthwhile opportunities such as the Lucky Dog Adoption Event and this month’s Movember Fundraiser.
This year we’ve instituted monthly happy hours – much to the delight of our community and other Smith students in the EMBA, OMBA, FTMBA and Masters programs. These have provided a wonderful opportunity to welcome incoming PT students and for us to connect with other area business schools. The DC Business Schools happy hour event on November 21st sold out a week beforehand!
In addition to happy hours, we’ve been bringing other events to all three campuses including tailgates, brunches and wine tastings. Our Holiday Party received an overwhelming response – with tickets selling out a month before the event!
Behind the scenes, the PTMBAA has been working hard to increase involvement and engagement within our student community. We’re actively meeting with Track Reps and working with our Committee Members to plan and execute events of interest to PT students. (It’s never too late to join a committee!)
As we wrap up our first six months we look forward to bringing you more worthwhile events in order to improve your professional skills – yet have some fun too! Here’s a sneak peek:
- 14th Annual Monte Carlo Gala
- Murder Mystery Dinner
- Brunchin’ In DC
- Headshots in Baltimore
- And more!
There are more ways than ever to get involved – and have fun! – in the Smith PT community. We hope to see you at a future event!