The value an MBA is that it teaches business managers how to convert opportunity into value; how to find where the rubber meets road. Cornell is home to so many top-tier programs that have produced truly world-changing work.
Professor Russo mentioned the common phrase of “walking a mile in someone else’s shoes.” What struck me was what he said next, which was something along the lines of: “and the only way you can do that is if you take your shoes off first."
Entering Johnson at the age of 20, I was apprehensive of being labeled the ‘baby of the class.’ But I was amazed at how my classmates treated me with the same respect and love as they did any another student.
For me, it took stepping away from Sage Hall to truly appreciate what I have learned there. I spent the summer working in hospital administration at a children’s hospital in Utah and am completing my Park project with a local non-profit.
As we formed our team for the consulting case competition, we purposefully leveraged the benefits of having individuals with diverse skillsets and backgrounds. We had no idea what a rewarding and defining experience was waiting for us in the following two months.