Studying abroad is the most effective means for students to develop the necessary skills because it pushes them to get out of their comfort zone and experience another culture, language and education system. It teaches students to appreciate diversity at first hand, enabling them to recognize — and then dismiss — stereotypes they may have held about people they had never met.
Friday, January 19th was not a normal school day for International Full-Time MBA students at MIP. It was our first experience of getting in touch with various companies’ recruiters in a single day and discussing our project work and full-time job opportunities. Even though at MIP we had also been given ample opportunities before, through companies’ corporate presentations and visits to their offices, the Career Day was totally different.
Venice is both a well-preserved monument and a living, breathing city, full of contemporary art, traditional crafts and high culture. Even though it was just for a day, I did get my first chance to visit this alluring city with my extremely diversified group of classmates.
“College” is an exhilarating word for most of us but also quite terrifying at times for some. After months of endless applications, emotional acceptances and rejections, hard decisions and the never-ending DOV and Visa process, I am now ready to pack my bags and leave for my one-year Full Time International MBA program at MIP Politecnico di Milano, Italy.