Assistant Dean Alex Lawrence's next stop on his east coast swing was Washington, DC attending the QS MBA Tour and Consortium MAPS events last week. We hope you had a chance to meet him during his trip!
The last leg of this East Coast visit is our nation’s capitol, Washington DC. For a more efficient use of my time and ease of travel, I hopped on board an Amtrak train between New York and DC in the morning. My next objective was the UCLA Anderson Diversity in the MBA Lunch event. I hosted a group of 2016 applicants interested in learning more about our full-time MBA Program. At Graffiato Pizzerianear the Verizon Center, the topics of conversation focused on the success of our Parker Career Management Center, the entrepreneurial courses, the Fink Center for Finance and Investments, andfellowship opportunities. We said our good-byes at the end of the event knowing that I would see many of them at the Consortium MAPs event that night and/or the QS Tour event on Thursday.
Later that evening, I participated on a panel discussing the MBA application’s letter of recommendationrequirement. And in particular, why an applicant should not write it on behalf of the recommender. UCLA Anderson values its partnership with the Consortium organization. The school fair following the panel provided another opportunity to connect with more local residents interested in UCLA Anderson.
The next day, I used a Capital Bikeshare to ride to the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library and work there instead of my hotel room. You know, leverage the great wifi resources, scenary, and do a little bit of research before the QS MBA Tour event at the National Building Museum. Along the way, I saw a few familiar sites but resisted the temptation to grab a DC slice of pizza. I must have spoken with nearly 30 people that evening interested in UCLA Anderson. Many indicated they are either attending our November Embracing Diversity event, visiting the campus, having lunch with a faculty representative, and/or speaking with a current student about the MBA experience in Los Angeles.
So, now I am headed back to the West Coast but was able to snap an early morning photo of the Washington Monument before catching my flight. Next week is Chicago and Minneapolis. I’m looking forward to returning to the MidWest and join our awesome alumni at the Women in the MBA Lunch and information session in both cities. Stay tuned…….