Today marks the end of the first month of the new MBA class. It has been such an intense and fun month that I thought it would be appropriate to list the top ten moments so far (in increasing order):
10 – Routemaster bus (pic) and its “Welcome MBA2011” tour in London. LBS not only does it well but also does it with style!
9 – International citizen game, in which each country/region presented its culture. The Italians won by saying that “mama” controls them by their weight.
8 – Honda case class discussion. Particularly interesting was the role play acted by a former US Soldier and an Italian classmate.
7 – When I first met my study group. There was one minute of silence while we tried to first guess whether we would get along well.
6 – Playing football at Regent’s Park during lunch break.
5 – Statistics group case competition.
4 – Orientation at the Brewery (pic) and meeting as many people as I could in our first two days of MBA at a historical site in London.
3 – The long answers you are likely to get when you ask a classmate: Where are you from?
2 – Away day (pic). We went to a rural location to do outdoor leadership activities that included blindfolding a classmate and putting him on a wire to rescue a “magic potion”.
1 – Friendliness and cooperativeness of students. This ranges from stream trip to Edinburgh, stream dinner and housewarmings to volunteering time to help classmates on CVs and mock interviews.
And the top 5 not so nice:
1 – Price of housing in London and price of beer at Windsor.
2 – The fact that broadband providers take from 3 to 6 weeks to install internet at flats.
3 – Dooms day comments by career services regarding the current job market.
4 – British humour and British liver: you can’t compete with either.
5 - Falling asleep on the night bus, passing my stop, and finding out that I was one hour away from home.