Thursday, July 07, 2011
How can you sum up your MBA 510 experience in less than a minute?
I took MBA 510 class in Spring and picked up my final paper & journal from the front desk last week. While flipping through the paper, I was surprised by the surging memories and emotions I had on the class. Although it has been more than a month since our last class meeting, I still think about the class and my classmates from time to time.
I’m sure everybody has different experiences in their 510. For me, I remember three things from the class. First, the people involved: Bill Weiss (Bill is one of the Professors teaching MBA 510 at Seattle U every quarter), Teams & Leaders staffs Kevin and Jen, then each of my caring classmates whom without them my class wouldn’t be the same. Second, the things I shared with them: the jokes, drinks, laughs, good times in happy hour/deep lounging, the connections with different people in the class, and many encouraging/touching moments we had in the retreat. Finally, I remember about the team work which transformed 28 strangers into team members helping each other to achieve mutual goals. These goals can be getting everybody over a 13ft wall with nobody getting injured, climbing a giant ladder 50ft above the ground, or simply completing paint job for a non-profit organization.
After completing the retreat and service project in this class, I was reminded that everybody has different strengths/weaknesses. My definition of a leader changed a lot in a way that now I believe a person can be a leader by being in the front leading others, on the side completing tasks, or in the back supporting others. I also learn to be an emphatic listener, appreciate my team members, focus on the strengths I bring to the table and give positive affirmations whenever somebody does a great job. In my opinion, MBA 510 is all about the people, experience, team work, and different kinds of leaders. Lastly, it’s up to you as a participant to decide what you want to get from this class. I strongly believe that the more time and energy you put in, the more you will get from this class.
People say pictures speak a thousand words, so here are the pictures from my MBA 510 Spring Wednesday class. Enjoy!
What is MBA 510? MBA 510 is a class that focuses on leadership and team development. All students are required to take the class in their first/second quarter. If you are a new student, I recommend strongly taking this class on your first quarter as one will make many friends and learn a lot about his/her own strengths and abilities in this class. It is also one of the best classes you can ever take in Seattle University!
Written by Farani Aryono, firstname.lastname@example.org