Lessons from MBA Class of 2016

They’re back! The MBA Class of 2016 have returned to share valuable lessons learned during their time at graduate school with the Poets & Quants website. Olin MBA Allison Campbell is quoted with others on learning from failure or changes in the scope of a project. Read Allison’s advice below.

Alison-Campbell-Washington-Olin“In truth, failure rarely feels like a normal step in the process.  For Washington University’s Allison Campbell, now an associate marketing manager at Walmart, the high odds for some failure in b-school compelled her to change her outlook and become adaptable enough to “roll with the punches.”

““Projects change and you have to be flexible and willing to evolve with them,” she explains. “Sometimes you have to take a more creative approach. Other times you have to start from square one. I had one project that changed scope three times before it took off in the right direction. It’s important to be able to multitask and focus on other pieces if you have a roadblock in one direction. Then you have to execute. Complete is better than perfect if you have a timeline.””

Link to more lessons from the MBA Class of 2016 on these topics:

  • SELF-AWARE LEADERS ‘WALK THE TALK’
  • BUSINESS IS ABOUT PEOPLE FIRST AND FOREMOST
  • DIVERSITY AND MUTUAL RESPECT ARE FORCE MULTIPLIERS
  • CLASSMATES ARE YOUR FUTURE WEDDING PARTY, BUSINESS PARTNERS, AND CONFIDANTS
  • NEVER HESITATE TO TAKE RISKS
  • BE DELIBERATE IN YOUR CHOICES
  • IDEAS ARE THE EASY PART
  • NEVER HESITATE TO ASK
  • EMBRACE PERSONAL GROWTH
  • DEVELOP YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE

Photo by Joe Angeles, WUSTL Photos, Commencement 2016

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