Archive for December, 2010

Japan Meets the Jersey Shore

December 10th, 2010 by under Uncategorized. No Comments.

This week has been ridiculously busy! Ugh- the end of a semester….does it always have to be this way?

There was one highlight this week that I wanted to share. My group for my Negotiations class made a funny video to show some of the differences between the Japanese negotiation style and American negotiation style. Now, let me just say…this video does not accurately portray the American negotiation style. We decided to go with a more exaggerated portrayal. One based on the show everyone loves to hate, and hates to love: The Jersey Shore.

We definitely had fun making this. Our presentation that went along with this was much more serious and professional, I assure you. 🙂


World AIDS Day

December 2nd, 2010 by under Uncategorized. No Comments.

I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m the President of the Black MBA Association here at Smith. So yesterday, we hosted a community service event for World AIDS Day (December 1st every year). I have to say, I’m pretty proud of my board this year for taking the event to another level and raising money for a great cause. Kudos!!

Last year, the Association set up a table in Van Munching Hall and passed out info on safe sex, gave out condoms, and quizzed students on their knowledge of AIDS and its prevalence in the DC area and in the entire US. We had a great time and so did the student body.

This year; however, we wanted to make more of an impact. Because we had many people that were hesitant to take condoms last year (we think out of embarassment), we took the time to make little goodie bags with candy that contained condoms as well.

We also partnered with a great organization called The Ubuntu Education Fund. This organization works with children in South Africa and helps provide them with educational opportunities. AIDS prevention and education is a large part of their work because AIDS has a 40% prevalence in the community there.

We asked students for donations and in return they received red wristbands with the words “Terps Give Hope.” We ended up raising about $250 in one afternoon. Always feels good to do something for someone else!

and they say MBA students are all about the $$$$…. no way!