Hello and welcome to the class of 2015 (and beyond for those of you enrolled in dual programs or taking classes part-time!) and welcome back to the class of 2014! The OID board hopes that everyone had a fun and productive summer–and we look forward to hearing all about it! For the first-years: please feel free to reach out to the OID board (firstname.lastname@example.org) at any time if you have questions, want to be interviewed for the blog, or are just interested in getting more involved. Remember that this is a student-run organization so we want this organization to accurately reflect your interests and we’ll be turning the reins over to you next semester–so get involved!
If you are a first-year in the IDS program, reach out to your mentor. We’ve been through what you’re about to embark on and can help guide you–or at least commiserate with you! Come to the OID events because it’s a great way to meet second-years and learn about internships, class recommendations, and to discuss development. Hopefully many of you came to the Welcome Back event last Friday. It was a chance to reunite, meet for the first time, and become acquainted with our professors.
The views from the Elliott School’s City View room are always breathtaking, and meeting everyone (and seeing old faces again!) is a wonderful opportunity. Obama didn’t come by personally, but he did fly over to say hello.
Thank you to everyone at Elliott who organized it, and to Graduate School Student Forum (GSF) for the after-party event at Sky Bar. To those of you unfamiliar, join GSF for great events, networking, and fun here and/or here. As we enter this year, we hope that everyone remembers the sense of community that we are so fortunate to have at Elliott. The OID board looks forward to another great year with all of you!