On Monday 11 January, the Recruitment and Admissions team welcomed the Sloan 2016 class on campus. It was fantastic to see all the students come together for the first time. Some of them already met at the Welcome drinks we organised for our new Executive MBA and Sloan MSc students back in December. As soon as our 57 students arrived, we kicked off an intensive orientation week led by Silvia McCallister-Castillo, Programme Director for the EMBA-Global and Sloan programmes. The agenda included introductions from the Dean, Sir Andrew Likierman; Ellen Miller, Head of Career Services for Leadership Programmes; Cathy O’Leary, Lead Coach for Sloan & EMBA-Global and many more briefings from the programme team.
The highlight of the week is likely to be the lecture delivered by our guest speaker, Paul McGinley, Golfer and European Captain for the Ryder Cup who came to talk about Leadership along Professor Randall Peterson, Chair of Organisational Behaviour. What better way to welcome a new Sloan class than with a world class champion to discuss winning tips.
The orientation ended with a weekend away in Windsor where we had team building activities awaiting. It was the opportunity for the class to get to know each other more and learn a little bit of history outside London. Everybody enjoyed the getaway despite the very cold (but sunny!) weather.
Sloan 2016 students have now settled in and it is now time to recruit the Sloan 2017 class.