Core Teams at Fisher are a big deal! They are an opportunity to learn from others, fail safely, and ultimately, grow as a person, all while adding four new friends to your life. From the student's perspective, the process is straightforward. Our cohort is separated into small groups at the beginning of the Autumn semester and again at the Spring semester. From that point on, we do most class projects together. Simple!
It is such an exciting time here at Ohio State! Everyone has started moving in, and you can almost feel the anticipation of a year full of opportunities. As a combined BSBA/MAcc student, I am returning to OSU for my fourth year but am doing the graduate program. As implied in the song I quoted in my title, it is always exciting to come back (or come for the first time) to Ohio State! For those of you who have never been here, don’t get the wrong idea: Columbus is not an “old town;” it is in fact a modern city!
I'm a little older than most of my classmates. Not by much, but I have a few extra years of experience. I've worked more than most of the people in my program, and while I probably haven't traveled as much as many of them, I've been around a bit. All that to say, the few short weeks that I have spend here in Columbus and at Fisher, I feel a bond with my classmates that I haven't shared with anyone in a many work or academic settings.
This blog entry is three weeks delayed. I flew back to New York City right after my last final on Dec 10th. I took a five-day road trip by buses and trains to a couple of cities on the east coast to meet friends and family friends (excuse me for a little redundancy in the sentence). Then the other two weeks delayed were spent on meeting family and friends in the city. Oh lord, home is so sweet!
I've been a member of several different teams in my life, basketball, track, marching band, theatre, choir, 4-H... you name it, I've probably done it. Monday was the first day of orientation, and after the usual introductions of administrators, professors, staff and the like, Larry Inks, one of our new professors had us split up into teams for a team building activity. Now, through 4-H camp counselors, Junior Fair Board and every other 4-H event, we've had team building activities. I've had my fair share of team building in my life.