Apparently this quarter is going a lot faster than I had realized because it's already week 3! So let me start off by saying, welcome back 2nd year MLHRs, welcome 1st year MLHRs and a welcome in advance to all the prospective students that will hopefully be coming here next fall.
Hello my fellow Buckeyes (and prospective ones too)! It is an exciting time for us 1st year MLHR students. Over the summer, I was anxiously awaiting what this new chapter of my life would bring. And I have to admit – I was nervous! On the first day of orientation, I had no idea what to expect and had the butterflies fluttering around in my stomach. As my first blog, I felt it was fitting to give you all a little insight on what I loved most about MLHR orientation and how I got those butterflies away. So, here goes nothing! Opportunity
In keeping with the "end of the first year" theme from 2 weeks ago (stay tuned for another bonus blog this week, since it has been 2 weeks since my last blog), I decided to reflect on a comment I received today. I opened my email from the weekend and in one them was the comment (directed at me), "I expected more from you." Of course, I'm not going to go on and say who said it or even the situation surrounding the comment because it really doesn't matter. The fact is, that comment really stung.
On Friday, May 6, 2011, more than 25+ 1st and 2nd MLHRs headed out to Summit Vision in Westerville, OH. For those of you who aren't familiar with Summit Vision, Inc., check out their website. For me, I think the best thing about Summit Vision is the unique way each of us (individually and as a group) can learn about essential skills such as trust, leadership, communication and decision-marking through outdoor team building activities.
When I first started graduate school, I thought it would be a lot like undergrad, where you met a few people that you liked in classes, were maybe in a few groups together, but at the end of the day, we would all go home and hang out with our friends from either back home or from undergrad. Of course, I couldn't be more wrong. This year has been quite the opposite, in fact. I know I've made friends for life in this program.