First off, I should probably start with the obvious; that I am extremely lucky to have the opportunity to participate in the international trip as a previous survivor of the Executive MBA program. Survivor, wait, I meant alumnus. I joke because many outside of the program may not realize how much work is involved.
Travelling abroad to Estonia and Finland, two very similar yet different countries, provided me an opportunity to relive the end of the program 10 years later through the current students’ international trip. I witnessed them wrapping up capstone projects, reading for their remaining course work, and taking in the businesses we toured. However, what they impressed upon me most was the comradery and enthusiasm they all displayed despite having 14 intense months behind them with only one to go.