This Thursday will mark one month until exams and the close of the semester. As I look back on my first year at Kogod and anticipate my summer internship in corporate America, I instinctively reflect upon some of my most meaningful relationships I’ve developed — those with fellow Kogod women.
Although I have always surrounded myself with thoughtful women whom I cherish dearly, the relationship with Kogod women is different. Business school is a time of self-improvement where students devote an unimaginable amount of energy to reach personal goals and maximize potential. And, let’s face it, as business women, daughters, wives, and mothers we will encounter different life and work challenges than our male counterparts.
For these reasons, we have an unspoken bond in knowing that we need one another to lend a listening ear, give the final push, or provide words of encouragement. As highly educated, driven women reentering the professional world, relationships with older friends may change. Differences in professional and personal lifestyles or no longer connecting through major life changes may sever ties with old friends.
But we Kogod women share similar goals in our pursuit of success. Knowing this, we will support one another in our personal and professional lives now and into the future.