Ingrid’s Challenge: Representing the Global MBA

By Ingrid Cazalis, Global MBA 2013-2014, France

After our first month, we organized elections to choose the class representatives. I was selected for the next 5 months to accomplish this task. Being class rep is a real responsibility, because other students grant us their trust and we must represent them as best we can. The role of a mediator is challenging for me, as I am not always the most diplomatic person and I can be very direct, but I like to create connections between students and the administration. Being class rep is a serious investment of time; it’s not just asking questions once students have come to you.

One of my passions is organizing events and taking initiatives. I was therefore very happy to organize some events, like the mentor/mentee get together. This was very interesting because it allowed students to exchange with multiple mentors in different industries and functions.

The temporary position of class rep helps develop three key qualities: generosity towards people and time, dynamism and conviction. One of my leitmotivs is by Og Mandino: Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself."

Please find below a surprise movie dedicated to the class for all the moments we’ve shared as a class representative and classmates.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, you are right. For others it may seem class rep's job as a simple job, but only personal experience can tell how difficult the job is.
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