Yesterday was the first day of orientation and pre-term activities for the Full-Time Terry MBA Class of 2012. After spending a whole year selecting the class and preparing the students to begin their MBA it's always exciting to see them all here on campus in one room. To me it feels like a reunion, but they're actually meeting for the first time.
I'm so pleased with the makeup of this year's class- not only are they stellar students, but they come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Although the majority of students are from Georgia, we have other U.S. students from Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah, and Tennessee. We also welcome international students from Canada, China, India, Nigeria, Paraguay, Sweden, Syria, and Vietnam. These students are going to learn a tremendous amount from each other.
For the next two weeks the students will be completing a Leadership Foundations week and a Career Foundations week. They'll be challenged in ways they could not have imagined. but they'll have a lot of fun in the process. By the time classes start (August 16th) they'll be prepared to jump in with both feet and get to work.
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