My MBA journey is officially a wrap. It is funny how 16 months of your life can fly by in the blink of an eye. It was a truly amazing experience that connected me with wonderful individuals and helped me find the voice I felt I lost somewhere in 2016.
Time was a precious commodity during the program, so I didn’t have an opportunity to write and share as much as I would have liked. Here’s a look back on my highlights:
September through December 2016 was a total blur, but I spent a lot of time with these folks:
I got to experience Vancouver’s crazy winter last year. We got so much snow!
I had the opportunity to visit Japan for the very first time in February thanks to a school exchange program.
I am a total Disney nerd (I even wrote a paper on Disney for my corporate strategy class) so it was great to experience a park outside the US with its own unique culture. The parks in Japan are incredibly busy and reach Christmas size crowd levels every weekend, with lines becoming hours long. This was the midpoint of the line to get fast passes for Toy Story Midway Mania (in the middle of the week).
With my Sauder MBA teammates for Storm the Wall, UBC’s iconic relay race in March. Teams of five swim, sprint, bike, run and then scale over a large wall together.
One of the benefits of being in Vancouver is how close to Seattle we are. I got to run Oiselle‘s very first road race, the Tenacious Ten. I hadn’t run very much up until that point, so the race was painful.
The day after I was back in Vancouver to run the Sun Run with classmates. This was my first race in a tutu!
…and the Vancouver triathlon.
The fall was incredibly busy as I continued to work part time, TA’d a course, and I organized events for the the UBC MBA Women in Business club…
…and co-organized a tech entrepreneurship competition called Reboot Startup Weekend…
…and I organized events as a regional leader for the Oiselle Volee team.
Phew! What a busy ride!
So what’s next?
Let’s catch up! What have you been up to?