Executive MBA Program Blog

Orientation Experience - From Strangers to Tribe in 3 Days Flat

Posted by Veronica Cintron on Jan 30, 2020 2:11:09 PM

 

Gaining admissions to the Online Executive MBA Program at RIT, and attending the 3 day orientation experience was one of the most rewarding things I’ve done. I knew that I was going into a jam-packed, back to back experience for 2.5 days. What transpired in those two full 14 hour days and one short 8 hour day was completely unexpected.

Though it was a high intensity experience, all of the information was precisely delivered and more than palatable, despite the robust content. There was a combination of what to expect in the program and how to properly prepare for what’s coming. In addition, we had team building activities, courses, and homework. We went over an explanation of available resources, technology setup, and enjoyed group dinners in the evenings. All of the activities were engaging and presented in an entertaining way.

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Topics: online learning, Experiential Learning, Executive MBA

Online Orientation: Off to a Successful Start

Posted by Kristen Peres on Jan 16, 2018 1:48:46 PM

On a blustery January morning, the newest online RIT Executive MBA Class 24 gathered to kick off their education journey. Welcome to the online EMBA residency – a three-day knowledge-filled, skills-gathering affair designed to propel students into the program with intention and enthusiasm.

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Topics: online learning, residency, EMBA

Corinn's Orientation Experience

Posted by Corinn Williams on Sep 19, 2016 8:31:35 PM

Having graduated from college with a BA in English Literature and Dance, and somehow finding myself in a career in sales, I had often toyed with the idea of going back to school to earn my MBA to ground some of the skills I’ve learned in practice in the classroom. Well, I finally bit the bullet and after a lot of research, a few application essays, and an interview, I found myself sitting in a lecture hall in Rochester at RIT’s Executive MBA orientation.

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Topics: online learning, MBA

Alan's Orientation Experience

Posted by Alan Jackson on Sep 19, 2016 9:56:00 AM

My name is Alan Jackson and I am a member of RIT’s Saunders College of Business Online Executive MBA Class 21.  Our cohort attended orientation at RIT from August 10th through the 12th, 2016 in order to meet our new teammates face-to-face along with the great staff RIT has put together.

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Topics: online learning, MBA

What's the Value of an MBA Anyway?

Posted by Kristi Mitchell on Oct 22, 2015 9:59:36 AM

The value of an MBA degree can really be measured objectively Kristi Mitchellor subjectively depending on your viewpoint, or personal experience if you already sport the credentials. We can talk about the quantitative side: return on investment, payback period, increased job opportunities etc. Or we can talk more qualitatively: expanded knowledge base, broadened views, better marketability, and improved leadership capabilities to name a few.

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Topics: higher education, online learning, MBA

My EMBA Residency Experience

Posted by Jennifer Oloo on Aug 25, 2015 1:51:31 PM

I’m over the moon to FINALLY be doing this!

My name is Jen Oloo. I currently live in Austin, Texas and hold the position of EVP, Client Service at Brandmuscle, a marketing technology firm. I’ve been with Brandmuscle for over 8 years and initially joined the organization as a Manager. I’m originally from a small beach community outside of Los Angeles.

Through my 15 years of experience in this field, I’ve often considered going back to school. 2015 is the year I’m making that happen. A busy travel schedule and two young children at home made it clear that online learning would be an ideal environment for me to earn a degree. Rocheser Institute of Technology stood out right from the gate, being named one of the top online programs by U.S. News & World Report, and is a well-recognized and respected university.

RIT’s Executive MBA admission process was a key differentiator for me. Their personal touch and comprehensive interview process was refreshing. These people obviously care a great deal about who will be included in their program. I felt that if accepted, I would be contributing to a cohort of like-minded, top-performing individuals. 

I was right.

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Topics: higher education, online learning, residency