Monday, November 9, 2009

Women's Weekend

This past weekend was the first ever Kelley Women's Weekend, a recruiting event for women considering two year MBA programs. The weekend was an overwhelming success with women visiting from all over the country to learn more about why we consider Kelley to be the top MBA school in the country.

The event started on Friday morning where our visitors were greeted by the Dean of the school, the Chair of the MBA program and also had the opportunity to meet some of our incredible faculty. The events were rounded out by a tour of Bloomington and a case discussion with one of our strategy professors. Friday evening, our guests attend the faculty auction, a beloved Kelley tradition that I'm sure will be discussed in more detail on this blog.

On Saturday, the prospective students met with the Graduate Career Services office and learned about MBA student life through panels of current students and alumnae. MBA Admission interviews were also conducted Saturday afternoon for interested students. That evening, everyone gathered at a local restaurant downtown to enjoy a nice meal and hear one of our impressive alums speak. Maggy Siegel is currently COO of Dylan's Candy Bar in New York City and she shared her thoughts about pursuing your dream career, life in the MBA program and work/life balance. Current and prospective students alike were able to benefit from her words of wisdom.

All things considered, the weekend was a remarkable success but I would be remiss to recap the weekend without mentioning the origin of this idea. The whole concept of Women's Weekend was developed by two second year students and they took the initiative to launch this event themselves. This kind of visionary leadership speaks volumes to ways in which the Kelley school equips its students to be leaders and how everyone here has the opportunity to see their ideas come to fruition!

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