What a great evening!
Really enjoyed the night with my wife. Great cause, great entertainment, great networking, great organization!
The event was held at the House of Sweden, on the Potomac waterfront in Georgetown. There were celebratory speeches, acknowledgement of this year’s recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award, hors d’oeuvre, open bar (take a note, if you ever have to attend an event at this venue – no red wine is permitted, apparently for the sake of the floors), and performances by current students and alumna.
I was really surprised and pleased by the quality of the band that comprised GWSB MBA students. The guys were really amazing. My personal favorite was their rendition of the Beatles songs, though they had more in their repertoire, including American classics.
This reception reminded me about another event I attended with my wife in my first year of part-time program – MBA Gala. No contest here – Business Gives Back night was hands down a much more rewarding experience.
Other than enjoying the music and dancing, I was glad to catch up with a bunch of people I met before in my elective classes, as well as meet quite a few new faces – mostly the first-year full-time Global MBAs.
I even met the guy who almost dismantled me from the dubious position of being the oldest student in full-time and part-time MBA programs at GWSB ;-). He is still a couple of years younger than me. But he nevertheless beat me in one regard – he started full-time program, not part-time, at the age just over 40. Kudos!
If there were one thing I personally could do differently – I should have skipped the after party at the nearby bar .