PACE (Practical Application for Careers and Enterprises)

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Archive for November, 2018

Our Unconscious Biases »

  Adams, Scott. “Dilbert.” Comic strip. In www.dilbert.com. 2011.   During PACE last week, we divided up into our project teams to create skits to illustrate decision-making biases. We then spent the remainder of the class period presenting our skits to the rest of the class and the class guessed what bias was presented. Below […]

Rules of Engagement »

  “If this gets bad, it gets bad for <all> of us”. – Tommy Lee Jones, playing Col Hayes Hodges in the 2000 film “Rules of Engagement” One of our primary goals in PACE is for a team of five or six smart, ambitious, opinionated MBA students to work together for six months on a […]

Public Speaking is Hard—Here’s What You Can Do About It »

On Friday, as part of PACE, the entire first-year cohort arrived for our communications workshop. The goal of the workshop was twofold—first, to learn how to become better public speakers, and second, to learn how to tell a cohesive story about ourselves in under two minutes. We each took turns presenting in front of our […]