My past two weeks have been jam packed with extracurricular activities. Nowadays, I find that my out-of-the classroom activities are consuming as much time as my coursework obligations. This does not mean I am not learning, rather it speaks more to the holistic (i.e., theoretical and experiential) education you get at Smith. I love this aspect of the program.
To give you a flavor flash of one event I was involved in…
Over the past three months, I have been organizing a charity golf tournament for the MBA community. From finding a viable location, to identifying what type of tournament would work best (lowest score vs. best ball), I was responsible for putting this event together.
My work culminated in a fantastic day of ‘captain’s choice best ball,’ at Glenn Dale Golf Course in Glenn Dale, MD. It had great impact too. Approximately 40 MBA students and their friends participated, and together we raised about $800 for charity. Additionally, there were prizes for the longest drive, shot closest to the pin, and lowest overall team score. Everyone raved about the event and is clamouring for an encore this Spring.
This is only one type of extracurricular activity hosted by the Smith School for MBA students, but speaks to the social aspect of our program. Also, I believe my experience organizing this medium sized event, helped supplement my teamwork and integration course learnings and allowed me to apply them in a practical setting.
Also, I told you there were a number of events I have been part of over the past few weeks. Stay tuned and over the next couple of days I’ll fill you in on what’s been keeping me busy.