Autumn is definitely my favorite season. I love the changing of the leaves, the cool breeze and all the yummy seasonal food like pumpkin pie and apple cider. Of all of the cities I have lived in, Bloomington is hands down the best to enjoy the Fall! One thing people don't fully appreciate until they come to visit is how pretty a town Bloomington is. The IU campus is consistently ranked one of the most beautiful in the US and taking a walk around this time of year it is easy to see why. The colors are at their peak and everything looks gorgeous. I have included a picture below of our campus at it's best.
As busy as we are as MBA students, we make sure that we take time to enjoy the season. There are official MBA tailgates for every home football game and numerous intramural teams in a variety of sports. Beyond the formal MBA student activities, there are lots of things to do in Bloomington to spend time. The city boasts an impressive selection of international restaurants, a great live music scene (check out Dan's business school blog post), and more nightlife than you would expect. On top of it all, we are a short drive from some gorgeous state parks. It is not unusual for groups of students to go camping, hiking, or even compete in the Hilly Hundred, a local bicycle race that's not for the faint of heart! This weekend I am looking forward to apple picking with a group of students before the homecoming tailgate. In true MBA style, I think we are going to engage in a friendly bake-off the next day. It's events like these that make it fun to be an MBA!