As promised, here is a snapshot of MBA social life at Kelley. One of the great things about being in Bloomington is everyone lives within about 5-10 mins of each other and there are lots of things going on all the time (either self-organized or school/club events) so there is always something to do and it is really easy to get together.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Friday night I went to see Wall Street 2 on opening night with the Investment Club. I am sure all top ranked business graduate schools did this as well. About 25-30 people came out to see the movie together which was a good-sized group. I would give the movie a C+/B-. If you are not getting your MBA in Corporate Finance or if you are not familiar with trading stocks, some of the topics may go a bit over your head. The love story in the movie also took up too much time and diverted from Oliver Stone's rehashing of his 'fictional' version of what transpired at the time of the economic downturn.
Tailgate for the IU-Akron football game
Saturday afternoon I parked my car in the Kelley School of Business parking lot and walked over to the Kelley MBA Association (MBAA)-hosted Tailgate near the stadium. Imagine a thousand people in IU cream and crimson grilling and drinking cold drinks as far as the eye can see. That's what you can expect when you are at a Big 10 school. MBAA brought 18 ft of sub sandwiches (pictured above) which we all quickly devoured. Some came for just the Tailgate and others went on to watch the game. IU ended up winning 35 to 20. It was an exciting game with fireworks going off every time Indiana scored.
Meeting friends at a bar downtown
After resting a bit from the Tailgate, later in the evening I got together with a couple friends and headed to downtown Bloomington. We met up with other MBAs who were already out at a bar (The Vid) and had drinks and played darts. I had not been to The Vid before and I was impressed. From there we went to Steak and Shake where we enjoyed a late-night snack before heading home.
So, yet another fun weekend in B-town!