This photo from the 2011 trip embodies the excitment the students are about to experience
Friday, December 30, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
|Eaton Case Competition winners from the Green Cohort.|
We also congratulate the rest of our first-year students upon the completion of the Core. The strong finish in itself should be very rewarding to all.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
|Professor Cattani emcees at auction.|
The Kelley Association of Women MBAs recently hosted the 13th Annual Faculty Auction at a favorite Bloomington venue – The Bluebird. In the season of finals and case competitions, many of our MBA students took a study break to raise money for various charities in Bloomington.
- Basketball scrimmage faculty vs. First Year students at Assembly Hall - $2,500
- Trash TV and dinner with professor Wayne Winston - $1,500
- Low-Country Broil Cookout with the Graduate Career Services Team - $1,450
- Tour de France Wine & Cheese Night with Associate Chair of MBA Program, Jonlee Andrews and Dean Dan Smith - $1,400
- Watch the Super Bowl with professor Winston - $1,400
|Space Truck really rocks!|
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Wow, has it really been three months?? It has seemed like a whirlwind and here we are in the midst of the holidays and preparing for a new year (although it does not feel like it at all). I keep giving myself internal goals for writing more often but those seem to be trumped by the daily schedules that we all try to maintain.
So where have I been? I believe my last post was from Chicago’s O’Hare airport, which is fitting considering I’m currently on my way there now. From that point, I headed overseas for a few weeks to visit family in Frankfurt, enjoy Oktoberfest in Munich, and tour through India with stops in Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, and Bangalore. I have to say, after three trips I’m finally starting to feel like I know what is going on and how things work in India. It’s an amazing place!
I returned home for four days in early October before hitting the road again with stops in Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, and St. Louis. It was good to catch up with some friends along the way and quite the experience to witness the World Series in action. I then had a quick trip to Cincinnati before returning home for a couple of weeks and hosting our Kelley In Focus Diversity Weekend in early November. I was then off to Texas for a couple of stops in Houston and Austin. Unfortunately my trip had to be cut short and I missed out on Dallas and San Antonio but am thankful for our alumni and my co-workers for covering the events! It was nice to spend a week at home with family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday and being able to get a bit caught up in the office before heading out on this my final trip of the calendar year. Last week included stops in New Orleans, Miami, and San Juan. I was glad to spend a couple extra days over the weekend in Puerto Rico but unfortunately it rained a bit more than one would hope. And so now I’m into the final week of the travel year and off to host Kelley MBA Receptions in Chicago and DC before heading home. If you’re in either area, be sure to RSVP and make plans to attend!
Well, now that I’ve updated you on my travels, I look forward to posting several times in the coming weeks as our January 5th application deadline approaches. If there are any specific topics or questions you would like addressed, let me know! In the meantime, GO HOOSIERS and congratulations on knocking off the #1 team in the country! In case you missed it, be sure to watch the live replay, a fan's view from inside Assembly Hall, and the view from on the court! IU basketball is back!!
I'm going to offer one additional suggestion that may not seem much like reflection, or taking time for yourself, but in the end I think you'll learn a lot from it.
- helping them see new ways to grow the organization?
- inspiring people to do something new, different, or better?
- working with the people the group serves?
- relishing in being behind the scenes?
Thursday, December 1, 2011
|Rio de Janeiro - Corcovado|
We've also made some great headway with the company visits. A few weeks ago we only had one or two secured. We now have 11 of our 15 company visits scheduled! Consulting, manufacturing, energy, cpg -- the industries go on and on.
I'm really excited to visit the Olympic committee in Rio. Rio is host to the 2016 Olympics and the Olympic committee has been hard at work organizing this monumental event. I have so many questions for the visit, and I can't wait to see what progress they've made in preparing the city for the onslaught of people that will be there.
The next area that I’m really excited to work on is cultural experiences. We're planning group outings to some great must-see destinations like Sugarloaf Mountain, which overlooks the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. We're also exploring some of the great restaurants in both cities. I also stumbled on a great dinner-and-a-show restaurant that will feed you while you enjoy a samba music and dance performance.