Posted by Thuy Vien on
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
On this, the last day of my MBA career, I’ve indulged in a moment of reminiscence about my time at the Albers School of Business, and I came up with my list of “Favorite MBA Moments”:
- MBA 510: The whole class…well, except for maybe the half hour I spent stuck in a foot of mud in the pouring rain during our outdoor-themed service project, attacking some blackberry bushes with a pick ax.
- BLAW 575 (Business Law: New Ventures) I have never learned as much relevant and useful information in one quarter as I did in this class. The best part was the executive panel the professor assembled of the area’s leading entrepreneurs; for over an hour, we had access to successful entrepreneurs with decades of experience and we were able to question them about their start-up strategies. Several of my classmates have already begun to put the knowledge they’ve gained from this class into starting their own companies.
- Mentor meetings: at one meeting, a team member was describing his business plan competition entry, and my mentor was able to transform its direction and scope by three or four well-chosen questions. I tried to absorb as much as I could from the exchange: it was an unexpected learning opportunity about thinking at the executive level.
- Seattle University has robust relationships with the area’s business leaders, and this is evident by the quality of speakers that present at the Albers Executive Speakers Series. My favorite topic this year was presented by the CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, “The Business of Doing Good”.
- Planning for our MBA 516 (Management of People) seminar for Dr. Marrone's class. The planning was as much fun as the event itself! Thanks, MBA 516 team!