Good Bye 2010, Hello 2011!
Business students across the world are ringing in the new year
As 2010 draws to a close and we move into 2011 – the start of a new semester or (for some) a new financial year – we asked business students around the world what their year’s highlight was, and what their dream job would be next year.
Martin Rietzel is a first-year Master of International Business student at the Fletcher School. Rietzel is set to graduate in 2012. For him, the highlight of the year was having lunch with Deutsche Bank’s CEO, Josef Ackermann.
“It was a unique opportunity to hear from one of the leading figures of the financial sector and learn how he evaluates the challenges facing today’s global financial markets.”
Johnny Widodo completed his part-time MBA at Nanyang Business School this year. He did a double specialisation in both Strategy and Finance. His time at Nanyang had a number of highlights.
One was reaching the regional finals of the 2010 Global Social Venture Competition. The finals for Southeast Asia were held in Thailand.
Another feather in his cap was winning the Accenture Gold medal for being the top student in the Strategy Program.
His 2011 is already looking up. Widodo has successfully switched out of engineering into management consulting, and is looking forward to joining a top consultancy firm in Singapore early in the New Year.
MBA student Andrea Wilson, at Aston Business School knows exactly what her dream job would be.
“My dream job in 2011 would be to be an Organisational Design or Change Management consultant.”
Her 2010 has been eventful and stimulating. She cites interaction with intelligent people, working as a team with her syndicate group and the intellectual stimulation from her modules as the highlights of her year at Aston Business School.
Edouard Larpin, who is studying for a BSc in Business Studies at Cass Business School has had a fulfilling year.
“In October, I launched a podcast called ‘Cass Ethics’, filmed every two weeks. I interviewed academic experts and specialist practitioners about applying ethics to the business world. It was a truly fascinating experience!”
Larpin’s dream job for the New Year will become reality soon enough. He’ll start work as a strategy consultant in September 2011.
“I will join the Advisory branch of Ernst &Young in London. And I am highly excited about this!”
Paul Ricard, a management student from HEC Paris, is currently at the Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad on a double degree exchange program. His time in India has opened new career options to him.
“Since I've been in India, I've been told many times that I have the typical haircut of a Bollywood star, especially when I wear the sunglasses of Dabangg's hero (the 2010 Indian blockbuster), so I am tempted to drop out of school to become an actor!
“More seriously, yet still hard to achieve, my dream job for 2011 would be an entrepreneurial position in a dynamic company - small or large - where I would learn from experienced people and could travel around the world, especially in Asia and North America.”
Full-time MBA student at AGSM Mahesh Muralidhar enjoyed getting to know his MBA classmates.
“The highlight (of 2010) were… the bonds made through studying and working with the wonderful, diverse and inspiring group that is the AGSM MBA cohort.”
We’ll keep you up-to-date with what happens to this ambitious group next year!
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