Before the beginning began, each of us students were given a brand new Apple Ipad 3rd Generation 16GB,Wi-Fi, 9.7. 'Wow' was the expression on faces of all new students who came for the orientation on August 17th, 2012. I carried my little idol very close to my chest with fear that it might fall. Many of us spent the first session trying to get it started, and special thanks to all who made this possible. Not only did were we feeling like MSTM program was the greatest in Illinois, but also felt that we are stepping ahead with technology.
Additionally, I must mention the staff of the MSTM Department. Everywhere we went and everyone we met greeted us with a smile, positivity, and amazing energy. I want to address special thanks to Donna Foley and Heather Shoemaker. It was unbelievable to see how much attention we received from you. The attention that you have given had a huge impact on us.
Prof Dilip Chhajed addressed us during orientation with the following inspirational words, “...you are all welcome to the only graduate business program with a technology focus in Illinois. Hopefully, you will gain something more than a degree and become a better person by the end of the program…” I believe I can speak for most, if not all of my classmates, that this was the start of our confidence in this great program.
Before the end of the first week I had accepted thirty-seven invitations from my mates to join them on ‘facebook’ (out of fifty-four). With eager anticipation, I look forward to the year ahead, the lessons I will learn, and the people I will meet. Welcome MSTM class of 2013!
(B.A, M.B.A, MSTM)