Wednesday, June 3, 2009

MBA Orientation and Pre-Term

We just welcomed our new Terry 11-Month MBA students to campus for two weeks of orientation and pre-term events. This is a such a great time for those of us who work in MBA Admissions because we get to see all the people we've worked with over the last recruiting year interacting together in one place. It's a lot of fun.

The first day is all the nuts and bolt orientation issues: what you need to do, when, and how. We cap that off with a casual dinner where families are also welcome. After that it's all about getting down to business.

The remainder of the two weeks is all about leadership, team development, and career management. Students complete self-assessments, begin their career counseling, network at alumni and recruiter panels, form their project teams, draw up team contracts, and more. It's a whirlwind introduction to what life as a Terry MBA student is all about. Everything finishes up with a ropes course that challenges students to go outside of their comfort zones and support one another at the same time. When classes begin, you're ready to hit the ground running.

Can you picture yourself at orientation next year? Watch for an announcement on our new deadlines for Summer and Fall 2010 soon.

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