by Mike Weber (Class of ’15)
There are many signs that the Fall season has arrived; the leaves changing, the beginning of football season, pumpkin flavored everything, classes starting, and of course, the annual GBA Golf Outing! This last September students from all specializations of the Wisconsin MBA had the opportunity to hit the links and network with alumni from some amazing recruiting companies. Many industries were present, with representatives from Kimberly-Clark, SC Johnson, Target, Ecolab, Kraft-Oscar Mayer, Hollister Healthcare, and R.W. Baird. Here are just a few of the highlights from the outing:
In the words of famed golf professional Happy Gilmore, “I should just try to get the ball in one shot every time.” This was the attitude of Sean Nobui from Kimberly-Clark, who shot a hole-in-one on a 128-yard Par 3. The ball’s initial landing spot was at the far right side of the green, and we watched in anxious anticipation as the ball rolled slowly down the green about 30 feet and dropped right into the cup. All of us were in complete disbelief until we actually saw the ball in the hole, and below is the photographic evidence. Congrats to Sean on his first hole-in-one, and thanks for keeping with tradition and buying drinks for everyone in the clubhouse afterwards!
Another fun aspect of the outing is the Instagram photo contest. Students took many creative and fun photos and uploaded them to Instagram using #gbagolf14. Pictures speak louder than words, so here are a few samples of the fun that was uploaded to Instagram:
This annual opportunity to spend one-on-one time with representatives from such high caliber companies is just another reason why the Wisconsin MBA is like none other. We are fortunate to have such impactful access to companies and the chance to network with people that can be real assets to our careers. Thank you to those alumni that came to the golf outing, and thank you for continuing the tradition of developing high quality connections with the Wisconsin MBA program.
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