I remember this moment exactly one year ago, the first day of orientation fast approaching. You are no longer working (At least you shouldn’t be. Go out there and travel while you have a chance!). You don’t really know what to expect. You are excited to start this journey, but you’re scared because you can’t remember the last time you added 5 and 7 without a Smartphone. Let me be the first to tell you not to worry. I got my undergrad degree in biology, and hadn’t taken a business class since econ in high school! Don’t worry if you know nothing about accounting or finance or what an exponent is; it will all come to you like it did to everyone the years before you. Now, I’m not saying it is going to be easy, but I am saying it is going to be an amazing experience. You will study and stress and lose sleep and stress some more, but through all of this you will make amazing friends, learn amazing things, and apply yourself like you never have before. I don’t know about you, but those are exactly the reasons I wanted to get my MBA. It is an unbelievable experience for so many reasons. It will be challenging, frustrating, incredible and transformational. There is nothing to be afraid of, and everything to look forward to. Enjoy your summer and get even more excited for the two years that will change your life.
Guest Blogger, Michael Arbuck, MBA FT Class of 2011