by Emily Jasper on April 15, 2010

I’m going to grad school! I’m very excited to say that this fall I will be attending the Virginia Tech Pamplin MBA program. This is something that’s very exciting for me because Virginia Tech is one of the closest things we have to a family school. All of us love it, and my brother who went there has a lot of Hokie pride.

There are times in our lives that we have to stop making decisions we should make. This one is a decision I wanted to make, and I wanted it for me. It’s funny, after all the applications, the acceptance letters, and scholarship offers, it seemed that the universe kept pointing to Tech. The team there has the best customer service I have ever experienced, and that’s not just the MBA office. Everyone in Financial Aid and Housing has been great, too. It makes such a difference if you know a good program has it figured out to the last detail. Other programs boasted being the best, but the administrative experience with them was a nightmare.

Tech also has heart. You may or may not be a big fan of football, but the crowd before each game jumps up and down on the bleachers to “Enter Sandman.” This is such a tradition that at a Hokie student’s wedding, the new couple were presented into a reception hall filled with jumping family and friends. I’ve never seen anything like it. They have such strong ties to tradition and pride that they are a whole nation, the Hokie Nation.

This week is also an important week for them, remembering the awful events of April 16, 2007. They’re coming back each year stronger and stronger, and I’m quite proud to be calling it my new home.

Let’s Go Hokies!