I am now three short months from completing my MBA at Concordia University Texas. It seems like just yesterday I was downloading copies of my syllabus for classes like Managerial Economics and Marketing Management. Now, I’m putting together all the knowledge from previous courses by completing strategic plans in my Capstone class and business plans and pitch decks in Entrepreneur and Innovation.
With graduation quickly approaching, my classmates and I are planning for graduation parties and trips, interviewing for new jobs, and thinking about how to use all the free time we will soon have. We’ve all been so focused on the end result of graduation, we have been ignoring the 10 weeks we still have together. Many friendships have been made in the 320 hours in class… and not to count all the study sessions! We’ve had potlucks, celebrated new jobs and promotions and stepped up for one another in tougher times. We really have built a community. And I know that will be something I will miss after we graduate.
To quote one of my all-time favorite movies, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” It’s true. There is a reason why this blog series is called “My Leadership Journey.” It is because this experience has been a journey. My Concordia MBA leadership journey is coming to an end, but my life’s leadership journey never ends, it must be lived every day.