It’s crazy to think that I’m on the back nine of my time at Mendoza, but I really couldn’t be happier with my decision to come back to Notre Dame for my MBA. First and foremost, it makes me truly happy to see Notre Dame excelling both on and off the football field for the first time since the first couple Weis years. Our football team is undefeated, the undergraduate business school is still #1, AND the MBA program has made a significant jump to #20 in the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Rankings. Being a Domer through and through, I’m proud of my alma mater, and hope that we’re able to keep this positive momentum going for many many years.
All of Mod 1 and the first half of Mod 2 have gone by so fast. My internship at Huron Consulting took me right up to the beginning of classes, so I really had to re-adjust back to graduate school life on the fly. I thought that all of my classes were great, but I really have to single out my Marketing Analytics course as the best one because I really feel like the modeling that we did in Excel will come in handy as I head back to the professional world. On top of classes, there were my MBAA responsibilities, and my own career development to take care of. I wouldn’t have had it any other way though because in my 6th and last year as a Notre Dame student, I want to really be a part of this program and help to make it better before I leave.
At this point however, a lot of the things that I spent time on over the first Mod and a half are coming to a close. I’ve been meeting with 1st-year students over the past week or so who are interested in running for my position in the MBAA (SVP of Career Development). Those elections will be happening in the coming weeks at which point all will transfer my responsibilities to whoever wins the election. I actually just mailed my signed offer letter from BTS, a strategy implementation firm, so the hunt for a job is over for me. I’m very excited to be returning to Chicago after school, and to come back to visit Notre Dame next fall for a few home games.
The final big commitment for me to keep is to go out and give it all in my 4th and final year of participating in the Bengal Bouts tournament. I plan on raising as much money as possible for the Bangladesh Missions. I also plan on leaving everything I have out in the ring, as this will probably be the last time I’ll be taking part in structured training for a significant athletic endeavor. After a couple decades of playing organized sports, this is a pretty big deal for me.
Outside of Bengals, I’m really just looking forward to getting to know the 1-year and 1st-year class better, and continuing to spend time with 2nd year folks. I’ve already met and hung out with people from the other two classes, and I’m not surprised by the quality of person in those classes. It’s the biggest reason why I came back to Notre Dame, and I haven’t been disappointed.
I implore you to reach out to me if you want a completely biased view of the school. Otherwise, good luck in whatever endeavors you’re currently undertaking, and I wish you all the best.
Love thee Notre Dame!
2nd Year Student from Freehold, NJ
Concentrating in Consulting
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