My name is Angie Wilcox, and I have the coolest job at the GSB.
As the Assistant Director for Student Activities in the Student Life Office, I advise all 60 of our student organizations, including the MBA Student Association.
Since I am the resident expert in all things extracurricular, I get to spend a lot of time with the leaders of the GSB Traditional and Featured Events--the biggest student-led events of the year.
The GSB hosts six Traditional Events annually:
--Black Business Student Association (BBSA) Conference
--Challenge for Charity (C4C) Weekend
--GSB Gives Back Charity Auction
--Hispanic Business Student Association (HBSA) Latino Leadership Banquet
--Women in Management (WIM) Banquet
This year is a big one for the BBSA--it is the 25th anniversary of the organization and of their annual conference (the longest-running at the GSB). The student planning committee has been hard at work putting together an entire weekend of activities (25-27 April 2008) to commemorate this special occasion. It will include not only the annual conference, but also an alumni/student happy hour to kick off the weekend, and a gala dinner after the conference. It promises to be an educational, inspiring, and especially FUN weekend!
Featured Events are student-proposed and student-led conferences, symposia, or banquets that focus on a specific industry or topic of interest to GSB students and alumni. The events change from year to year, but one thing remains the same--they are always a great opportunity for our students to learn from and network with top business and management professionals (many of them GSB alumni!).
There are three Featured Events this year:
--Health Care Banquet
--Principal Investment Conference
The Principal Investment Conference is right around the corner (13 February 2008). The GSB community is really excited about it, and with good reason--over 45 senior investment professionals from leading hedge fund, private equity, real estate and venture capital firms are coming to campus for this event. The agenda includes a gala dinner, 2 networking receptions, 4 keynote speeches, 8 panels and over 35 roundtables. Check it out at http://sa-gsb.stanford.edu/clubs/pic/