Passing the baton

February 20th, 2008 by under Uncategorized. No Comments.

It has already come to that point in the year when the second years start passing on all their club duties to the first years. Elections are taking place and new faces are stepping into the leadership roles with grand ideas in their heads on how they are going to run things differently. This is the first real step in the second years participation in the program coming to an end. The second years have started to checkout. Next it will be doing homework assignments hours before they are due and eventually not even going to class everyday.  Senioritis is coming on in full force.  Second years are starting to plan tee times instead of group meetings and conference calls instead of meeting in person. Those that have jobs have really already started thinking about the future and not the present. As good as everyone’s intention might be in helping the first years transition into their new roles, many will never see the first year leaders again.  Our class has put in a lot of work and made a lot changes throughout the school. I believe that we deserve the break before we start again in our new organizations.

It is pretty amazing how quickly things go from being completely new when in business school, to ending.  The best part is, there is always potential for change to happen and there is always new drive and desire to carry it out. I’m glad that my responsibilities are over as far as extracurricular are concerned. I had some great experiences with the clubs, and I believe it is a huge part of being in MBA school, but I am ready to move on and give someone else a chance.