Yale School of Management

EMBA Last Class Weekend

It’s 5 am on a Friday…. Not just any Friday, mind you. It’s the Friday of our last class weekend before graduation.

I can’t quite explain the emotional turmoil inside of me right now…. On the one hand, I still have to do my final exam for Law and Taxes (ugh), but on the other hand, I can’t quite fathom the thought of not seeing my classmates or professors every other weekend….

We just got back from India too…. an amazing journey through a country that can only be called “Incredible”.  Through our adventures, I not only learned a ton about a country close to my roots; but I gleaned pearls of wisdom about leadership, innovation and corporate responsibility.  More than this, however, I got to know people in the SOM community outside of my class, and realized the gift of being part of such a rich network.

I’m going to miss SOM…. And while I am looking forward to the celebrations that graduation will bring, for me, it will be bittersweet.  Yes, we will keep in touch…. But it just won’t be the same.  It is as if, after 22 months in an amazing wonderland where we explored novel concepts and discovered new epiphanies, we must now emerge from the rabbit hole to return to real life…. but life will never be quite the same, and for that, I am incredibly grateful.

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Anees Chagpar

MBA for Executives, 2014