BY JOHN KAPTEYN – SECTION EDITOR
Two years in business school can pass by very quickly. Just ask Julia Hsu, a second year student who came to Anderson in order to broaden her professional skill set and explore whether a career in human resources aligned with her personal goals. In the process, she also made a conscious effort to meet classmates outside of her normal social circles. “I pushed myself to take advantage of a free pass to meet a ton of people,” Hsu says. “I’d never had friends outside of people who were very similar to me.” She says these new friends and contacts led to some of her favorite b-school experiences. Hsu advises other students to push outside of their comfort zones and meet with people from different backgrounds. The payoff will be a transformative experience, and one that will create friendships for years to come.