Students at the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics have almost 30 unique student groups that they can choose to join. In each installment of this series, an executive member of one of these student groups will share their first-hand experience choosing, participating in and eventually leading their group.
Finn Reese, Class of 2021 M.S. in business analytics and information management program, is the president of the MBA Student Association (MBASA) at the Lerner College. Reese shared why he joined the MBASA, what makes this group unique and more!
Lerner: When and why did you choose to join this student group?
Reese: I joined in April 2020 because the MBASA conference I attended in March 2020 made me aware of the great influence this group has on the MBA experience at UD. I was hoping to offer the same experience through the rest of my time at UD and by helping lead the group through the pandemic.
Lerner: What is the mission/goal of your student group?
Reese: To give the MBA student body a great experience while creating opportunities to network and develop professionally.
Lerner: When and where does your student group meet and approximately how many members do you have?
Reese: Online once a month, more frequently recently due to the conference planning process. We only have 5 members at the moment.
Lerner: What is your best memory from this student group?
Reese: MBASA First Fridays.
Lerner: What is unique about your student group?
Reese: The ability to reach a lot of students and alumni to connect across ages and industries.
Lerner: What are your goals for the future of your student group?
Reese: To be able to return to normal events and grow the number of people involved on the board as we are recovering from the pandemic.
Lerner: How has your student group helped you grow?
Reese: I have had to organize a lot and with the limited resources we had, needed to make decisions that were against what I had envisioned. Being the leader of this team helped me realize that things don’t always go as planned and that it is okay to make adjustments.