Posted by Loc Nguyen on
Friday, October 11, 2013
Last night was my first meeting of Leadership Skills and Team
Development (MBA 510) with Bill Weis and I have to say it was awkward, weird,
uncomfortable, challenging, and wonderful.
I can tell that this class will shatter my notions of what a graduate
course should be.
Let me preface by saying that I spent my undergraduate years
in a school where you simply show up, listen and take notes, and then go home
with little to no interaction between students.
In Bill's class, by the end of the first hour, I met 30 new people and
memorized all of their names. By the end
of the second hour, I learned where they were born and raised, where they went
to school, where they work, what they love to eat, what physical activities they prefer, what they do for recreation,
what program they're in, and a unique fact about them. In between that, there was twirling, dangerous games of
tag, sqeaky hammers, hula hoops, stop watches, animal noises, and plenty of
Many people have said this will be the most rewarding class
in the MBA program so it has a lot of hype to live up to. Our 3-day class retreat is only 2 weeks away
and I look forward to seeing what Bill has in store for us!
Loc Nguyen, firstname.lastname@example.org