Welcome Message from the Dominic Ebighe, the Student Association President
On behalf of the Student Association, I would like to welcome you all to the Fall 2012/13 semester. I hope you all had a wonderful summer break and that you found plenty of time to relax and enjoy yourselves.
The Fall semester and the new school year offers a new start, a fresh opportunity to engage with new professors, to confront new courses and to challenge new ideas and perspectives. The start of a new semester is a time full of possibilities, and a chance to bring your own renewed sense of discovery and intellectual curiosity to the academic experience. Let’s take advantage of this fresh start, and use it wisely.
The Executive Team Trio (Dominic, Ryan and Aastha) have worked hard during the summer vacation for an even better and improved Association during this Fall semester. As term gets underway, I hope you will take advantage of the many opportunities that will be on offer; for academic and professional development, both individually and collectively. We have many events and activities outlined already, both for the benefit of the Association and the Students as well. These include the Paris School of Business welcome party/boat ride (with dinner included), a visit to the European Photography centre, ice skating, the Halfway Mark party, Halloween and Thanksgiving events to name just a few. As we all know, “All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy”.
In my view, one of the great things about Paris School of Business is the freedom to develop ideas so that they become a reality, whether that be an event, a personal business plan or academic goals. I want to encourage you to take inspiration from groups of individuals like Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz (founders of Facebook) from Harvard University; Elmer Shapiro, Steve Carr, Steve Crocker, Jeff Rulifson, and Ron Stoughton (the initial creators of the internet) and a whole host of others from University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.
If we work hard, we can make Paris School of Business a household name. We are dedicated to helping you attain all the necessary skills and more, though I would also like to impress upon you the importance of having fun while doing it!
For the new students, I can tell you that Paris will become “a home away from home” for all of you. Paris School of Business is a place where you will meet many new people from different cultures and backgrounds and create life-long friendships. There are students from all around the world in the School, and this is another element that I think makes it the best place to be and to learn.
For the graduating students, this will be the time for applying to graduate schools, exploring job opportunities and taking the next steps. Whatever these may be, we know that you will be especially busy, but we hope that you might take a little time to contribute to the Student Association, as the memories and achievements you take from Paris School of Business will last a lifetime.
Thank you, and wishing you the very best for a productive and creative fall semester.
EBIGHE, Dominic Lucky
President; PSB Student Association