While we do, inevitably, have a lot of work to do here at Beedie, there is still some time for fun. As VP Social Events, it is important to me that we plan events that appeal to all of the students in the graduate school. We try to get together as a cohort every couple of weeks – even if it’s just for lunch at a new restaurant, dinner out, or a local sporting event. One of our most well attended events thus far was the Christmas Party, held at the Westin Grand in downtown Vancouver. We were able to mingle with professors, students in other programs, and enjoy a first semester completed!
Above is a group of us at a new Persian restaurant called Cazba. This lunch was organized by our MBA Rep, Negar, and a fellow classmate, Mohammed. Over 15 people came out to enjoy a fantastic feast.
Another thing that we like to do is to celebrate birthdays. With over 40 of us in the cohort, you can imagine that there are a lot of birthday celebrations! Usually there will be a lunch or dinner organized to celebrate birthdays every month, and this is a great time to get to know each other outside of class time.
While the MBA Program is, of course, challenging, there are many aspects to the program that make the long days of studying a little bit easier to get through. Making friends and spending time with your cohort outside of the classroom is not only enjoyable, but also extremely rewarding. The friends we make in social situations will become the network that binds us in the future as SFU Beedie Alumni.
That’s all for now!
Sophie is a full-time SFU Beedie MBA Student. With an undergraduate degree in Theatre and a passion for food and wine, Sophie has a diverse background of interests and skills. She is VP Social Events for the Graduate Business Student Association, and is an active ambassador for the MBA program. Tweet her @sophie_collins, and visit her food blog.