Case competitions are enriching from a personal and professional standpoint, and the abundance of opportunities such as case competitions are one of the best reasons to get a Notre Dame MBA. Case competitions are a great way to build camaraderie with your classmates, to hone your problem-solving skills, and to expand your network.
Notre Dame has a Case Competition Committee that finds case competitions and communicates those opportunities to MBA students. The competitions are hosted by other MBA programs, and they cover an array of topics ranging from stock-picking to introducing sustainability ideas in a corporate setting. Continue reading “Repping ND at case competitions”
When I decided to move to South Bend from Chicago to attend the Notre Dame MBA program, I felt like I had sentenced myself to culinary oblivion. I pictured endless cans of Ragu and soggy homemade pasta. However, from my first day on campus, I discovered many of my classmates were ardent foodies. Within the past few months, we have found a lot of local gems. Here are a few of my favorites:
Hands down my favorite restaurant in the South Bend area. The interior of the restaurant alone is worth the visit – it feels like you teleported to Mexico. During the winter months when you’re knee-deep in snow, it’s a nice way to remember that sometimes it’s warm outside. It goes without saying that the margarita pitchers aren’t half-bad either. Continue reading “A foodie’s 4 favorite restaurants near Notre Dame”
During our time in the Notre Dame MBA program, and especially during our first weeks on campus, we have the opportunity to hear alumni, administrators, faculty, and friends of the program speak on a variety of topics. Regardless of the issue at hand, these individuals always make a point to share their thoughts on Notre Dame as a whole – the people, the campus, the history, or a notable past experience that makes this a special place. A central theme – a piece of advice, more accurately – runs through each commentary: “Get yourself outside of the business school to see and experience everything that Notre Dame has to offer.”
One of the biggest reasons I chose to attend the Notre Dame MBA program was the small class size, which would enable me to get to know my classmates beyond just their names. My classmates and I want to leave here with meaningful relationships, which involves learning from one another and sharing our backgrounds, cultures, and values. As the Indian festival of Diwali approached, the MBAA (Student Association) and the Asian MBA Club collaborated to host an event celebrating the day with the greater MBA community. Students, faculty, and staff joined together to celebrate the Indian Festival of Lights, and students spoke about the significance of the festival. It is worth noting that no Indian celebration is complete without music — and the celebrations included a dance performance by first-year MBA students. Many enjoyed scrumptious Indian food, and some left the building with henna tattoos. Continue reading “How Notre Dame MBAs celebrate Diwali and Day of the Dead”