Over the past few weeks I had the opportunity to get to know my fellow classmates throughout various activities both in and out of the classroom. We hit the ground running our first week with professional presentation, a case competition and networking. One specific activity outside of the classroom allowed us to relax and get to know each other on a personal level. Venture Outdoors invited us to spend an afternoon kayaking on the river! For some of my classmates it was their first time kayaking, while others seemed to be experts. The variety of experience allowed us to learn from each other and enjoy our afternoon on the river, which I believe foreshadows our year ahead.
Through our time together I’ve discovered that our cohort of thirty-one comes from around the world, representing China, New Zealand, and various areas of the United States. Our backgrounds range from communications to architecture, political science to environmental science, finance to philosophy, foreign languages to law. So why did such a diverse group all come together at Duquesne? The MBA in Sustainability program of course! The program attracted each of us for a reason and throughout the year I will allow my classmates to share their story with you.
Our various perspectives lend a lot of interesting dialogue to classroom discussion, and I am very excited for the year to come. There is a lot to be learned in a short period of time, but I cannot imagine a better group to learn alongside. I’m looking forward to an exciting year – until next time!