I have returned sun kissed from the pristine beaches of Monterey Bay to give you a recap of another wonderful week at BASE. Highlights of this week included an informative workshop on MBA admissions and a visit to Bridgespan, a nonprofit consulting firm, experiences which have given my classmates and I a more informed view of the possibilities that await us as we get ready to enter the workplace.
Particularly impressive was the diversity of the Haas MBA curriculum, which provides students with different talents the framework to achieve their unique visions, from consulting and financial accounting to entrepreneurship and nonprofit management.
Our Friday field trip to the Bridgespan Group has opened up a world of possibility regarding my interest in social entrepreneurship. My classmates and I participated in a mock case interview where we were presented with a hypothetical case and asked to assume the role of consultants. The topic centered on an educational company’s options for expansion and fostered lively conversation regarding the quality of public education in our country and insight into the consulting process.
Though tempted to lose ourselves in the bustling streets of San Francisco, the dark cloud of our first accounting quiz looms heavily over most of our heads. Luckily, many of us have formed study groups, most effective for keeping in check the Facebook and Youtube tendencies of our generation. I must now dig deep and dive back into the wondrous abyss of assets, liabilities and stockholder’s equity, comforted by the warm aroma of green tea and company of my steadfast compatriots.