College: University of Massachusetts, Bachelor of Science
Major/Minor: Sport Management/Spanish
Summer Internship: Navigate Marketing, Inc., Research Analyst
Interests: Global sporting events, people, social entrepreneurship, local foods
Imagine being able to fast forward into the future to see yourself engaging with some of the best and brightest peers and professors that a top business school has to offer; the debates are lively, the arguments are passionate and the experiences shared are invaluable. The weeklong Harvard Business School — Summer Venture in Management Program provides undergraduates with that insightful glimpse into the future.
My natural instinct was to prepare diligently for the weeklong program by analyzing the 15 case studies handed to us on day one. Little did I know that this would not prepare me in the slightest for the amount of personal engagement and growth that would take place on the Harvard Business School campus over one week’s time. In each class the professor orchestrated an invigorating discourse that not only drew upon the students’ recent preparation of a case but also their unique work experiences, eclectic backgrounds, and diverse areas of undergraduate study. The breadth of contribution from students, guided by HBS professors, demonstrated that there usually is no one right or wrong answer but rather always another question to be asked and another avenue to be explored.
Outside of the classroom plenty of fun was had getting to know a group of incredibly talented, bright, open-minded and inspiring individuals — the sum of whose paths has covered much of the globe. Needless to say the experience was a transformational one — both personally and professionally. After being challenged for a week at HBS as an undergraduate, I can say that the arch of my expectations and goals moving forward has never been broader and my passion for achieving them has never been stronger.