As I sit here writing this blog and reflecting on this summer, what I have accomplished so far, and – even more importantly – what I still need to accomplish, all I can think is, “where has all the time gone?!” I can’t even believe that we are wrapping up Week 6 of the program! I feel like it was just yesterday that all 25 of us were brought together for our first formal introduction to the program in the library at MSBA Housing. To think that just before we know it, the program is going to come to an end, we will become “MSBA alumni”, and will either go back to school or – for some of us – even start entering the work force, is just out right scary. As the cliché goes, “time flies when you’re having fun!” Well, I can’t think of a more fitting circumstance.
MSBA, however, is a hell of a lot more than just having fun. Rather, MSBA is a sports business boot camp with the social aspect sprinkled in. MSBA is eight weeks of transforming into a sponge, soaking up anything and everything you can, making yourself marketable to as many people as you can, and getting yourself in the best shape as you can for your future self. That is why we all joined the program, and that is why the time has flown so fast. You barely have time to breathe during these eight weeks, but that’s the way we all wanted it … we wouldn’t want it any other way because we are trying to reach the top, and it’s not supposed to come easily.
“It is time to get locked and loaded, and finish strong with what I started. I plan on leaving my mark on this program, the people associated, and – most importantly – on this city.”
Thinking back, I feel I have grown so much as a professional and can see the growth in my peers as well. We all have done our part in establishing our networks here in NYC and honing our working skills, and I am so excited to see where we all end up a few years from now. I have no doubts that we will all end up making it happily in our respective fields.
With the remaining two weeks, I have one goal in mind: to reach out to everyone in the network I have created this summer and further substantiate those relationships. But, this goes a bit further: I want to then reach out to individuals in their network and grow my connections even more so in these closing weeks. My plan is to develop at least one hard point of contact with every major company that I am interested in and can see myself working for. That way, somewhere down the line, I’ll have points of reference. It is a hefty goal, but I am a very determined individual and know I can get it done. It is time to get locked and loaded, and finish strong with what I started. I plan on leaving my mark on this program, the people associated, and – most importantly – on this city.
It’s time to leave with a BANG.