Hello again. The principal purpose of the My Fisher Grad Life experiment is to give prospective students a perspective into what it’s like being a graduate student at The Fisher College of Business. I hope that you have been able to cut through my thinly veiled attempt at humor and that I have provided some insight into what MBA student life is really like.
First, BOILER UP! Even though I am now a Buckeye I will always be a Boilermaker at heart. Hopefully this win for Purdue will make tickets to the upcoming Iowa game cheaper. Another reason to enjoy the win!
Second, I’ve noticed a peculiar state-of-mind develop among myself and my fellow MBA classmates. Obviously, we are all occupied with coursework. In fact, between classes, group meetings, and homework – coursework itself is a significant time commitment (if you’ve been following my posts, you already knew this). However, coursework isn’t what consumes our thoughts or conversations.
Rather, the tremendous amount of opportunities in extracurricular and personal/leadership development activities seem to consume us. Conversations typically cover what lunchtime information sessions, speaker, interviews for various organizations, or team meetings for non-course related projects we are going to attend.
As an example, here are the extras I am participating in (or plan to participate in):
- Fisher Graduate Student Association (FGSA) – FCOB graduate student council
- International Business Club (IBC) – Self explanatory.
- Fisher Golf – We play golf. Pretty self explanatory.
- Fisher Professional Services (FPS) –Student run for-profit consulting firm that everyone should consider joining. SERIOUS time commitment but time well spent.
- Emerging Market Field Study (EMFS) – While this is a class, it is so much more. It’s an opportunity to expose yourself to drastically different and new experiences.
- Warren Buffet Trip – Going to Nebraska to see the Oracle of Omaha.
- My Fisher Grad Life Blog – If you are reading this -> Self Explanatory.
My short list of activities just scratches the surface of what is available. A more complete list of Fisher’s student organizations can be found here.
Professors, if you are reading this, please don’t interpret this as a reason to make your courses more difficult. The last thing I need is the class hating me for something like that! They are challenging, I assure you. Classes are table-stakes – everyone does it. I think each student differentiates himself/herself by his/her performance in the classroom and by which of Fisher’s unique opportunities he/she takes advantage of.
I apologize for the relative sincerity of this post. More humor will follow.
Caveat lector. Finis.