Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Guest Speaker: Lisa Jenkins from IMG

Today, Lisa Jenkins (SMBA '05) traveled from Los Angeles to speak to us about her role at IMG: Director of Events for IMG Action Sports. Her main focus is on working with triathlons, despite having little personal interest in the sport.

Lisa was very different from a number of our typical guest speakers. She had us do a number of exercises to learn about ourselves and our goals, which including lining up in alphabetical order by middle name (oh, and the female part of the class could not talk). This all led to Lisa giving us advice on how to capitalize on our year in the SMBA and how to build our resumes to reach our dream job.

Lisa spoke about gaining knowledge, skills, credibility, personal development, and value in the next nine months. Then, she urged us to help our fellow classmates out, use the Alumni network, continuously update our resume, organize group dinners, and to read outside of class.

Needless to say, the SMBA '11 was motivated after Lisa's presentation.

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