29 August 2014

Michael's Hult MBA Graduation

Last Friday marked the one-year point since we moved from San Francisco to Shanghai. It was also the day that Michael had his Hult MBA graduation (back in San Francisco), so we're about ready for the next phase of life. Hurray!

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We keep joking about how we should hold up a sign in every photo like people do for engagements and first-day-of-school pictures, so here you go.

Now that Michael is finished with his MBA program, this is how he likes to dress every day:

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I'm guessing the ultra-comfy, Hult paraphernalia look will fade away with time. :)

I can't say enough about how proud I am of Michael. He worked so hard during the last year, and much of what he did was for other people: he was a Hult ambassador, he was on the student council, he helped people get phones/packages/bank accounts/food in Shanghai, he worked on a huge project to improve diagnosis in India, he went out of his way to help when Mandarin was needed, he spent long hours making videos for others, etc. And he is a good leader, for many reasons. For example, he:

  • likes helping others
  • is dedicated and willing
  • is always friendly, optimistic, and energetic
  • takes the time to get to know people personally
  • learned how to confront people about difficult subjects
  • likes to finely polish projects
In the next few weeks, Michael will be completing some Salesforce training, helping Hult with Asian cultural welcomes, working with Hult's career services as an alumni ambassador, and taking a project management certification test before looking for a job. He's interested in big data and sustainability, so it'll be interesting to see where he ends up.

Good work, sweetie!


  1. Hi Michelle, I chanced upon yr post abt the time when you fractured yr foot. Just wanted to say thank you for yr sharing. I fractured my 5th metatarsal 4 weeks ago & I have to wear the air cast w no weight bearing for another 3 weeks... Its really miserable & I'm bothered abt the pain in my hips whenever I lift my injured foot. Did yr hip joints hurt too & does the pain go away after the cast is removed? I'm worried abt what to expect after the cast is off. Cld u share yr experience too? Many thanks for reading my comment.

    1. Hi Elaine, I'm going to address your comment over on the broken foot post: http://michelleglauser.blogspot.com/2012/07/how-to-survive-broken-foot.html