Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Kelley Culture in Action

The Beautiful IU Campus in the Fall
By Meghan Ackerson
First-Year MBA

The leaves are changing here in Bloomington and fall is in full swing.  We’re halfway through the semester now and have just survived the toughest week…MIDTERMS.  It’s funny that this week is the one that made me fall in love with the Core.

“Trust the process.”  From day one, that’s what we’ve been told.  Have faith that everything we’re going through is purposeful and will pay off in the end.

Well, they were right.  Yes, midterms were grueling.  Four back-to-back exams on top of group projects is no cakewalk.  But I was struck by the outpouring of support from faculty and classmates alike.  Everywhere I turned, there was someone willing to lend a helping hand, take a coffee break or share a study guide.  Many students sacrificed their own study time to host review sessions for fellow classmates (thanks Veena, Sean and Ed!).  And after a long, hard week, we all celebrated together down on Kirkwood Avenue.   

Next week, we will register for Spring classes.  I’m reminded that this is the last time that we’ll all be going through the exact same experience together.  Fortunately, we’ve come to rely on one another, and have built relationships that will last throughout our Kelley experience and beyond.  

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