Monthly Archive: March 2017

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Journey through the global food lanes

  As someone who aspires to travel the world to just to taste different cuisines, the International Night at Smith gave me the opportunity to do that under just one roof. The Asian MBA Association organizes the International Night during the Chinese New Year Week, also called the International Week. The goal of the night is to educate the students from the different parts of the world about Chinese culture and also help them experience the true essence of global culture. The week starts with an authentic Chinese Dinner on the New Year Day. The dinner includes Chinese delicacies, a dumpling making competition, fortune cookies, some Chinese icebreakers and a raffle. Gorging of food is followed by a Lion Dance, a traditional Chinese dance where students got a chance to feed lettuce to the Lion. This is done to pray for happiness, luck and great fortune in the new year because the Chinese word for lettuce has the same pronunciation as “make a great fortune”. Next comes the International Night, where Smith students from across the globe put up a food table. Some of the countries represented were Guam, Barbados, Israel, Japan, India, China, America (surprise surprise :P), Pakistan, South...

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College at College Park!

My journey with the University of Maryland started four years ago when I came to meet my cousin. I knew right away that this is the place where I am going to go to school. It was not just the beautiful, green campus or the expansiveness of the campus but the fact that there are over 60,000 students going to school here. The community feel of the college became evident very soon. Driving around the campus, I realized why the area is called College Park. It is the modest things like the rock climbing wall, golf course, bubble tea cafes, squirrels munching on pine cones and acorns in the amphitheaters, suited bike riders and the larger than life football grounds that made me fall in love with College Park.   My tryst with all the other interesting and fascinating things started last fall when I finally came to start school in the MBA program at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. On my arrival, I was inundated with so much information on the things I need to experience to make the best of my two years. Yes, Washington, D.C., is close by but will I ever have to go...