You’re not yet a student at a top MBA program — but you will be soon.
Please don’t act like the students at the top MBA programs are acting right now.
You’ve heard about schools trying to contain coronavirus with restrictions on student gatherings. You’ve heard about students flipping the bird at those restrictions, and partying anyway. Apparently the MBA students at Stanford GSB have been flipping more birds than most. They are now being blamed for a rise in cases on campus — you can read about it here from the Stanford student paper, The Daily, in an article titled Parties, wine nights and rule-bending: The Graduate School of Business during COVID-19
If you don’t want to bother clicking through to read it, it can be summed up with this simple statement: “Though cases [of covid] on Stanford’s campus have remained relatively low, students have reported falling sick from the GSB gatherings.”
WHA’???? It’s the bschool students who are flouting the rules?
Yes, you must be just as shocked as we are.
We get it. It sucks to be living through a pandemic — whether you’re at bschool or not.
But it doesn’t actually suck to be a Stanford MBA student, even when living through a pandemic.
If you’re privileged, then you bear a greater responsibility to society to not be a total idiot. Apparently we have the opposite in action here.
MBAs have a bad rap as it is. Don’t reinforce those negative stereotypes by being a selfish jerk.
It’s not going to be that much longer — hopefully!! provided these new mutations don’t get us first.
If we’re ever going to put this thing behind us, we have to be smart, and we have to be looking out collectively for everyone.
You can party when it’s over, people. Be safe. Be sane. Be careful. Don’t be a jerk.