Favorite Class (X3)
Twenty years from now, there are probably only a few things I’ll remember from my university days: orientation (X3), first day of school (X3), cool professors (X3), crazy weekend trips (X3), graduation (X3), and… your favorite classes (X3). As the end of my university journey comes to an end, I thought I’d share everyone my favorite classes from each university.
USC: Los Angeles Story
Although this class had a lot of reading, it was well worth the work. The class does a good job of incorporating historic and modern Los Angeles literature to tell the “Los Angeles Story”. It was great to hear about the different historic and social stories behind how Los Angeles came to be the city it is today. In addition, I also loved that the professor as he encouraged creativity for presentations, essays, and projects.
HKUST: Understanding Business in Asia
This case-based class was conducted in a joint-effort to integrate WBB and GBUS (Global BUSiness students at HKUST) students. Throughout the semester we would present cases and we ended the course with a real life marketing case competition with Colgate between peers. Because the class was case-based, the learning and meetings extended well beyond the classroom and into midnight meetings in the library which made it tough. But at the end of the day, I learned many valuable skills from the class: team work, how to analyze identify business problems, how to build and give presentations, etc. These are all valuable lessons that I would not have learned otherwise. This was also the class that whetted my interest in case competitions and consulting, both of which are fields I currently competing and working in.
Bocconi European Economic Policy:
As an (ex-) European Union citizen myself, I found this class absolutely fascinating. Little did I know that the European Union was a such an interesting network of countries with plenty of business and political implications. Through learning the history, impact, and future outlooks of this class, I feel like I truly learned more about the EU and how it functions as a whole.
Maybe traditional business classes just bore me, or they are so standardized that they become unappealing. Without even noticing, out of each of the universities, I always chose classes that was uniquely offered by the university because of their geographic location. Look at that, one more reason why I love WBB.