First-Year MBA, Business Marketing Academy
Going out to eat is a favorite past time of mine, and I thoroughly enjoy trying new foods from different countries. Sushi, falafels, curry, gyros...I rarely shy away from ethnic meals. After meeting students from all over the world this semester, I have expanded my tastes even more. However, there are still days when I crave a box of Kraft macaroni and cheese.
Mac and cheese is a staple for most American children, so when we had to choose a recognizable food brand and product in our marketing class, Kraft mac and cheese came to mind. Our group began working on the assignment, but we stopped when my Peruvian teammate, Julio, leaned over and asked me about the dish. It turns out that four of our ten group members had never tasted macaroni and cheese. We quickly checked our schedules, and found a night to meet at Punit's apartment for a team dinner.
|Tom, Punit, Naoki, Nina, Erin, Abby, Ruchir, and Julio enjoying our team dinner.|
The Kelley culture truly is built on collaboration and teamwork...and it extends beyond the classroom. We enjoy getting together to talk about our backgrounds and learn from each other's experiences. Over the past three months, my teammates have become my friends. I know we will continue to spend time together outside of class even after the core is over.