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Photo from the class project "Postcard to Future Classes"
Professor: "We didn't have time to discuss the readings today, but Sean mentioned them in a comment so he gets extra credit."
Sean: "Now I don't have to talk the rest of the week."
Professor: "So it's a win-win for both of us."
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Maria Lambert, MBA 2012
Favorite memories of my first year:
- Getting to know my classmates on my China and Israel Global Study trips.
- Taking a d.school course called Design Garage - we got to basically start a company over the course of six months. Our team, Project Amplify, was working on a cloud-based platform that would make it easier for DJs and amateur music listeners to come together and create great music. The project didn't ultimately move forward, but I learned a lot from the experience.
- Realizing that I have an identity outside of being a consultant. I've really enjoyed exploring my more artistic side and have spent a considerable amount of my free time at the GSB related to artistic endeavors - photography, music, art. It's something I know I'll want to include as a part of my career long term.
Favorite memories of my second year:
- Managing Growing Enterprises with Professor Grousbeck - we learn practical tips on how to run new companies from GSB alums. It's a must-take class at the GSB.
- I've enjoyed getting to know people better by hosting dinners and going on hikes. One of my favorite places to go hiking is Russian Ridge - just 30 minutes from campus and you get incredible views of the Bay, the ocean, and Stanford.
- My favorite experience so far has been Treasure Island Music Festival. I went last year and got to help organize this year. We had at least 50 people attend, and caught a full day of music.
- Leadership Perspectives class is really encouraging me to take stock in who I am and who I want to be as a leader. The speakers are fantastic, and I love that we can discuss in a small group (our Values in Management- VIM group).