2018 marks the 5 and 10 year anniversaries of the Rady School of Management MBA Classes of 2013 and 2008, and the two classes will be gathering at the Bali Hai hotel in Mission Beach to reconnect and celebrate.
Are you a member of the Class of 2008 or 2013 MBA cohorts and haven’t purchased your ticket to the festivities yet? Here are 10 reasons why you should attend the reunion.
1) Reconnect with your classmates
How long has it been since you’ve seen your Business School friends? If you had to stop and do some mental math, it’s probably been too long. Reconnect with your old classmates, catch up on their lives and network with business leaders and entrepreneurs in America’s Finest City.
2) Raise a Mai Tai with Dean Sullivan and Rady faculty
Bali Hai is well known in town for their Mai Tai drinks, so stop by the event to chat with faculty and show them how much you’ve accomplished since crossing the Commencement stage while bonding over a legendary libation. Don’t be nervous, they aren’t grading your papers anymore.
3) Spectacular views of San Diego Bay and the downtown skyline
A picture is worth a thousand words, and this picture speaks for itself.
4) Social media threads aren’t real conversations
No matter how many times you’ve “liked” their posts or commented on their pictures, social media interaction isn’t the same as connecting in real life. Take the communication offline and meet up with your friends from Rady in person!
5) Revisit and reframe your journey with fellow alumni
Chat with your fellow alumni and learn where their journey has taken them, and share your turning point moments as well. Have they started a business and found success? Did you transition careers or achieve balance? Toast to progress and learning from one another.
6) Change and aging is universal
And it’s for the better, of course! Like a fine wine, you’ve only gotten better with age. Join a group of educated intellectuals eager to have a stimulating conversation with you about the state of the business world or stock market. And, of course, everyone wants to see pictures of your kids, both furry and human.
7) Re-connect your educational life with your personal life
Earning an MBA is no easy feat. Throughout your journey, the emotional support provided by your fellow classmates was invaluable to your success. Raise your glass to aced exams, flawlessly-executed presentations, long night study sessions and a network of scholars and professionals.
8) Because, photo booth
Complete with ample props and goofy disguises. The more you use – and the more people you can cram in the booth – the better the picture.
9) New business ideas and chances to learn
Did you join a pioneering biotechnology company after graduation? Interested in making a move into a different industry? Finding success with your Lab to Market startup? Connect with your fellow alumni to find what other opportunities and ideas are out there. You never know what insight you’ll be able to gain, or what companies are hiring!
10) Party with Erwin at one of San Diego’s top waterfront venues
You know you’ve missed him – here’s your chance to give him a hug! Erwin + photo booth + Mai Tai’s = Best. Reunion. Night. Ever.