News & Notes
When I began teaching in The Richmond MBA in 1998, our students spent little time together outside of class. As a program built for busy working professionals who seemed occupied with work, school and family activities, we gave little thought to social activities for our students.
Over the last several years, the social aspects of our program have evolved considerably, aided largely by the residencies we established in 2001. Both the Opening Residency and the International Residency provide opportunities for students to get to know one another quite well outside of the classroom setting. Those experiences spawned other less formal gatherings, often involving just a few students and occasionally growing to larger events.
Today, both the MBA Leadership Council and the MBA Women’s Association offer our students frequent opportunities to get together. From a happy hour at Hardywood Park to a tailgate at a Spider football game or an outing at Busch Gardens, these events have brought great unity to the student body. You can read about some of this year’s activities in this edition of the newsletter.
And, to all of our students and alumni, please know we look forward to seeing you next month at the biggest gathering we hold each year – the annual Holiday Party at The Jefferson Hotel.
Senior Associate Dean
Robins School of Business
After years in the sports media industry, Sean Bielawski, GB’15, makes a large career shift and lands a position with BB&T Capital Markets.
Rae Kennedy, GB'15, writes a blog post about her time abroad as her semester at NEOMA Business School in Rouen, France draws to a close.
The MBA Women's Association and the MBA Leadership Council kicked off the year with some exciting events, and they share what else is in store for 2014-15.