It's a little over halfway through the first quarter at Anderson, and as predicted, it's turned out to be very busy! Club events, recruiting, networking, classes, and homework seem to fill up every hour of the day. I never used a Google calendar before school, but now I refer to it several times a day--sometimes just to figure out which classroom I'm supposed to be in!
Despite the pace of the fall quarter, I'm trying to take advantage of the many opportunities offered at Anderson. For instance, this past week I attended a talk with Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo. Dean Olian asked Ms. Nooyi several questions about her experiences and challenges at the helm of PepsiCo, then Ms. Nooyi entertained questions from students. One key piece of advice for future managers? "Invest in communication skills."
Of course, it wouldn't be a business school event without a free lunch. Fortunately, instead of the usual pizza, we were treated to a box lunch with a variety of PepsiCo products. Did you know Pepsi makes hummus?
So as I finalize my schedule for Winter quarter, I'm trying to leave some "white space" to attend more events like this. I have a feeling two years are going to go by pretty quickly, and I don't want to miss out!
-Ann Ching, '14
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