It's begun! Case Competitions. So, after reading all the posts you guys must be taking MBA to be synonymous to fun, frolic, and excitement. If you do, you are absolutely right! The MBA program is turning out to be a really exciting time to learn, experience, and implement. 'Learning' through a mix of people - professors, classmates, and project partners, 'experience' by actually interacting with CEO's, CMO's, Directors of top notch Fortune 500 companies, and 'implement' in real business problems through various opportunities such as case competitions.
I am still deciding on my MBA concentration. So far, marketing looks like my favorite one. With an IT background, it is hard to build up a resume showing marketing experience. I assume many of us are in the same situation, so I would suggest to use the opportunities offered at Fisher. This week I participated in my first case competition: P&G Case Competition. It was a two day event, 9 teams ready to give their best. Big was my surprise when the case was about a product called Swiffer.
This is a very exciting week for most of the first year MBA students. We have been hearing about the challenging Internal Case Competition since the Orientation week back in September and the competition is already here. Time keeps flying!!!
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Yesterday I got the email that I had been waiting for all week. Dear Michael Hrostoski: Congratulations! We would like to invite you to participate as a finalist in the 2010 Wake Forest MBA Marketing Summit, to be held February 4-6, 2010 at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. We were very impressed with your team's submission, and are confident that you will be able to provide some excellent solutions for our sponsor, IBM. Me: "Whoo-hoooooooo!"