MBA Folks, I will not be attending our June 13th, 2012 graduation ceremony. I still remember on the first day when I took the 7:00am train for transition week, tears rolled down my eyes as I reflected upon what a massive step a master’s program was. I was afraid of the foreign territory of “business” that I was entering. Who knew, that within a week of the MBA socialization process, I would be flocking into school with suits and high heels! And who knew, I would be this happy with it.
I’d like to thank:
- My Blog: Through you, I see me.
- My iPhone, the love of my life. You changed not only how I communicated with others, but how I communicated with myself.
- My Glass Desk and my Exec Chair: You stood so elegantly in my room and made me want to study.
- My Vaio Laptop: You’re so sleek and beautiful, thank you for gracing my desk.
- My house in Oakville: Thank you for being the warmth that I came to after endless nights of intense assignments, interviews, workshops and presentations.
- Twitter: Thank you for capturing my thoughts.
- Family: Goes without saying.
- Businessweek Magazine: For reaching my doorstep relentlessly and piling up before I got a chance to finish reading the previous one.
- Burlington: You bought my school so much closer to my house and made my commute so much easier.
- My Fellow Classmates. The MBA degree is meaningless without you.
- Non-MBA Friends: Couldn’t do it without you.
- Professors & T.As: Although some of you have purposely been forgotten, most others hold a very special spot in my heart. Dr. Head, thank you.
- CBCD: Thank you for the endless services in preparing us for the fierce workforce that stood before us.
- Co-op Managers: You believed in me and let me take the stage when I didn’t even know what I was.
All these months, I waited so eagerly to be crowned with my graduation Hat and wear my MBA ring, not to declare that I finished my MBA (because I think my degree will materialize after 5 years of work experience) but to see pride in the handful of people who blindly believed in me. I cannot wait to reveal my future to you.
Best of luck my fellow Graduating Classmates. Put on your shades, the future looks bright.