Thank you to everyone who supported and encouraged my decision to attend graduate school. I am very grateful to all of you.
After a few years of searching, I finally found the graduate program best suited for me. Last Thursday, Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI) accepted me into their 2011 MBA in Sustainability class. Their mission is to change business for good. Although relatively new, BGI is already making positive changes in the business world. While some graduates are recruited by major companies seeking forward-thinking individuals, such as Boeing and Microsoft, many others pursue entrepreneurial endeavors and start or join social enterprises.
I chose BGI because their mission to change business for the better aligns with my mission to use business as a tool of education and empowerment that promotes social consciousness and positive change.
As some of you are aware, I work with area non-profits and socially-responsible businesses to help them do what they do better. I believe BGI will provide me with additional tools and a network of like-minded individuals, making me exponentially more effective at creating sustainable change.
Now that I’ve been accepted, the next challenge is paying for it. I have set up a ChipIn widget to raise funds to help send me to school. I appreciate any and all donations. If this is successful, I plan on starting a scholarship fund to help others who want to attend programs focused on leadership, innovation, social responsibility, and sustainability.