It was only yesterday when we wrote our first blogpost introducing the Class of 2019. It will pass in a blink they said, and it sure did. Walking to Killian Court on June 7th to commence 10 months of hard work, friendships and good times was an experience to cherish forever.
Image: Class of 2019 at the Commencement Ceremony on June 7th, 2019
Commencement was the culmination of our journey at MIT. As I look back, I am all nostalgic reminiscing our times spent together. From introductory hellos during the orientation to heart-felt good byes in the past few weeks, we have a come a long way.
From numerous weekends spent working on System Dynamics assignments to networking events to chase those dream jobs, from the fun at Tuesday Trivia and Thursday Karaoke at Thirsty Ear to day drinking at Muddy Charles, from game nights at the Warehouse to Game of Thrones finale screenings at the SCM Lab, from numerous capstone meetings to final research fest, from study treks in Panama to the west coast , from thanksgiving dinners to easter potlucks, from learning Supply Chain fundamentals to struggling together with data science ( we survived in the end;)) , last 10 months were no less than a roller coaster of events and emotions.
Image Slideshow: Last year in a nutshell
There were times when we struggled with courses, interview preparations and recruitments. These were testing times but what made us come out strong was the willingness to help and lift each other. From tutoring sessions to mock interviews, our class was in it together.
We came to the program as a diverse group of students from all across the world and out we go as a collective class of responsible professionals and future leaders tied by the common bond that is MIT. Two weeks as alums, we have already had multiple reunions and we cannot wait to cross paths with each other in different parts of the country and the world.
Image: Alums from Class of 2019
We are thankful to everyone who made this journey a fun and a rewarding one.We chased our dreams, learnt our lessons and most importantly forged those friendships. It is time for the next chapter in our lives and for the new class to explore and share their SCM adventure.
One last time, signing off as:
Geetika Tahilyani, Co-editor SCMr Co2019