13.09.2010 – 58 of us trooped into the Castle; a mixture of excitement and anticipation looking forward to the MBA year.
09.09.2011 – 58 of us had our graduation ceremony at the very same Castle; a mixture of excitement and anticipation, this time looking forward to the countless doors that the year had opened up and the opportunities that awaited us beyond the walls of the castle. There was also this extra-something in the air; a very strong sense of accomplishment coupled with disbelief that the year had gone by so quickly.
In between, we’ve had the best time of our lives; with lots of learning, work, fun, meeting new people, making new friends, becoming a part of MBS, learning a lot about our own selves, moments of self-doubt and clarity and a strong sense of purpose.
The graduation ceremony on 9th Sept. was absolutely lovely and was really an amazing trip down memory lane. We couldn’t believe that we had achieved so much in just one year. The dinner and after-party were simply out of the world; everything worked like clockwork, well almost; a little leeway has to be made for delirious graduates ;). Everything was as perfect as one could have imagined; the food, the music, the events hosted by the students, the awesome support of the MBS staff and Program Management and finally, the participation and support from the family and friends of us graduates.
I would like to thank all my classmates and friends from the Mannheim MBA Class of 2011, the Program Management, the Career Services , IT and Almuni teams, the professors and faculty from MBS and the visiting faculty, the exchange students from all over the world, the support services at the Mannheim University, the Mensa and the EO, the restaurants, bars and stores in Mannheim and finally my family and friends for their unshakable support, faith and confidence.
I wish that the incoming class of 2012 has an even more amazing time, though it’d be hard to top our year. 😉 Jokes apart, the Mannheim MBA is going from strength to strength and I am sure that the current and future cohorts will benefit tremendously from the Mannheim MBA experience. The 58 of us; we look forward to actively contributing to MBS as alumni and continuing to be a part of the MBS family.
Finally, I would like to end my final post on this blog with the lines from Green Day’s ‘Time of your life’, which is the song with which we will remember the year gone by:
It’s something unpredictable but in the end it’s right
I hope you’ve had the time of your life.
We sure did!