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May 30, 2007

Introduction and Experiences

After reading through several of my colleague's journals, I read the following words multiple times within their entries, “flew by,” “busy,” “amazing,” etc. Given my journal is starting at the very end of the first-year experience, I thought a quick overview of the year might help put these inevitable descriptors in context.

Brief Recap of First Year

  • An informal hiking trip in the White Mountains with other first-year students (August)
  • Chosen to work on an online marketing project with Reebok (September)
  • Met with the NBA and Bad Boy Entertainment as part of a one-day Trek in New York City (October)
  • My team makes the MIT Sloan finals for A.T. Kearney consulting case competition (November)
  • Became one of the new MIT Sloan “Minds In Training” Running Club presidents (December)
  • New Year's Eve in Sydney, Australia, as part of three-week Trek Down Under! As part of the trip we get to speak with several stakeholders about their thoughts on Qantas being taken over — including a private equity firm, two investment bankers, and a major airline competitor. (January)
  • Led the career panel for the first annual MIT Sloan Sports Conference (the GM of the Toronto Blue Jays and the owner of the Dodgers were keynote speakers). Also, flew to UNC for a weekend-long marketing case competition. (February)
  • Named a VP of Sports for the Entertainment, Media and Sports Club, and a president of the Leadership Club (March)
  • Housing Committee co-chair for AdMIT weekend and redesigned the way admitted students see the variety of living arrangements available to Sloanies! (March and April)
  • With my two other co-presidents of the Running Club, plan and host the first-ever MIT Sloan Olympics!!! A fun day of outdoor activity followed by a BBQ for about 200 participants. (May)

This does not include my social life (sanity breaks at the local coffee places, and dinners with friends), schoolwork (like a classs trip to Paris), or my job search (landing an internship working for a new professional sports team in Boston), etc. Therefore, I will add two words of my own to the list of descriptors for my time so far at MIT Sloan: “crazy,” and, once I caught my breath, “fabulous!” I look forward to keeping you up to date this summer and next year. Maybe next month we can tackle the job search ...

Abby