The GMBA Student Council, in partnership with the GMBA Office, hosted the Spring 2021 Welcome Back Party at the Redpoint Brewing Co. Taproom on March 7, 2021.
GMBA students, alumni, and friends from other programs packed the venue to kick-off the start of the Spring Semester. Program Director Audrey Hsu and other members of the GMBA office also graced the festivities to celebrate together as one big GMBA community.
It was a fun-filled evening with delicious food, free-flowing drinks, and lots of laughter and stories to go around. Everyone was obviously happy to see each other again and catch up after the long Chinese New Year Holiday. The guests partook of tasty finger foods such as buffalo wings, potato skins, sandwiches, a super moist triple stout chocolate cake, and some ice cold draft beer.
To add to the fun and festivities, the guests played a round of GMBA Bingo! Each participant filled up sheets with names of their fellow GMBA-ers to find the right match for certain character traits and skills indicated. The GMBA Bingo was a lively ice-breaker and a great way to know more about one another.
A total of almost 80 guests and participants livened up the bar with laughter and animated conversations throughout the evening. Current students hopped from table to table to re-connect with old friends and make new ones. The GMBA Alumni in attendance were more than happy to share their experiences and give useful tips on how to “survive” the upcoming semesters and gain the most out of the GMBA journey.
Towards the end of the night, Student Council President Liv Chen introduced the Council members to the rest of the community and thanked everyone for their support and presence. GMBA Program Director Audrey Hsu also addressed the guests and thanked them for continuously contributing to the success of the program. The night was capped off with more food and drinks, endless selfies, and the traditional group photo. All attendees certainly went home with full stomachs, wide smiles and cheerful memories of the night’s events.
It was indeed a great way to start the new semester and we look forward to many more events and fellowships in the months to come. Cheers to GMBA!
(Written by GMBA student Lorenzo Miguel Galura Ramos)