A little over a week ago, students from the full-time MBA program gathered together to participate in a fun-filled softball match at Beekman Park.
It wouldn’t have been hard for any old random Joe off the streets to realize which team was full of first year MBAs. It’s fairly similar to walking around Gerlach. Let me break down the major differences both on the field and in the class.
- First years tape their wrists. Second years break their wrists.
- First years wear sunglasses at night…and eye-black. Second years don’t.
- First years all wear the same color shirt and have 28 players. Second years are lucky to field a team. Shirts? If all the second years are wearing one that’s a bonus.
- First years wear themselves out like dogs during batting practice. Second years bring their dogs and let them loose during the game.
- First years win and get soaked in the rain. Second years leave early and enjoy the first round of beers and burgers.
- First years are taking data analysis. Second years enjoy sleep.
- First years study in the lounge. Second years study at Varsity Club.
- First years sign-up for clubs. Second years are busy swinging clubs on the Scarlet Course.
- First years have class on Friday. Second years travel on Friday.
All in all, we are pretty similar. This is just a fun list of semi-sarcastic differences between students all striving towards the same goal…a great education and career opportunities. Fisher delivers both of those in various shapes and sizes. Regardless of the year in school, Fisher students are dedicated to helping one another and enjoying fun activities together when not in class. The softball game was a perfect example of that – I just wish I would have been on the winning team!