Last week approximately 50 people who have received offers to join the Anderson Class of 2015 came to visit for Anderson Preview Day. The Preview Day is a mini-version of Anderson Admit Weekend (aka A-Days) which takes place April 12-14 this year.
I did not have a chance to attend Preview Day or A-Days last year, so was very excited about the opportunity to volunteer and meet potential future classmates. The timing for the week could not have been better!
The event started on Wednesday night, with a meet and greet dinner and drinks at Glendon Bar and Kitchen in Westwood, near UCLA. After everyone had a chance to connect with current first and second-years, faculty, and admissions staff, the group headed to Pauley Pavilion to watch UCLA Men's Basketball. The night couldn't have gone better, as the team won an overtime thriller against Arizona - great way to introduce people to the newly renovated arena and the excitment of going to a business school with great sports teams!
The following day the group had a variety of activities to choose from. It started with a short tour of campus and meet and greet lunch for those people who hadn't been able to make dinner the previous night, and then people split off to do class visits, listen to a panel about academics and career options, financial aid, and other such topics.
The career panel consisted of the following first and second-years, with their pre-MBA job listed first followed by where they interned or are interning this summer. Both Charlotte and Caroline received full-time offers from their internship employers and are returning post-MBA.
Charlotte Baxter Maines '13: real estate --> Amazon product manager
Daniel Langoria '14: lawyer --> Goldman Sachs Ibanking
Caroline Tickler '13: private wealth --> Deloitte Human Capital
Calvin Portley '14: sales --> Johnson & Johnson
The conclusion of the Preview Day was a visit to the TED Campfire, where the group was able to listen to TED talks from Anderson students and faculty as a wrap up to the week-long TED events. See the post by fellow blogger Alejandra on TED week!
All in all, it was an awesome experience for me to share my love and enthusiasm for Anderson with future classmates, and it got me excited about seeing even more people at A-Days coming up in April!
Until next time,