Each year, the incoming class participates in an intense orientation the week before classes start. During this time, the incoming class gets a chance to meet each other, faculty, & staff. Highlights include keynote speakers, information sessions, team building activities, and a community service activity. This year, orientation also included the solar eclipse!
I had the opportunity to interview several members of our first-year cohort to get their opinions on the program so far:
What is your favorite memory from orientation?
Raj Chitturi: The MBA Association presentation and advice about opportunities within the program. Also, the solar eclipse!
Lauren Costantini: The opportunity to meet everyone—1st years and 2nd years—in a very natural setting. It didn’t feel forced.
Lizzy Grater: Listening to the keynote speaker Jason Mendelson was very inspirational. I loved the second year information session; it got me excited about all the different opportunities to get involved!
Why did you choose Leeds?
Raj: As an international student, diversity is important, and Leeds seemed to have more diversity in the classroom. Among international students, there are more students here from a variety of countries.
Lauren: The real estate program was the biggest selling point for me. Also, I went to CU for undergrad and had a great experience.
Durgesh: I am very impressed by the diversity at Leeds. Most students have significant work experience, and the average age is higher than other schools I looked at. I was also very attracted to the tech community; it is very strong in Boulder.
Lizzy: I was already living in Colorado, and really liked the area. I wanted to get more connected to the entrepreneurship scene in Boulder, and the Deming Center provides great opportunities to do this.