How Notre Dame MBAs celebrate Diwali and Day of the Dead

By: Heena Purohit

Students and staff celebrating Diwali on Nov. 2 in the Mendoza Atrium. (Photos courtesy Heena Purohit)

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”