This Monday, the Fuqua School of Business announced on Facebook that the Cross Continent Class of 2010 (May) had successfully completed the CCMBA program. All classes done, all finals graded…nothing left but to walk across the stage in May to pick up the diploma!
When I saw the Facebook announcement, I felt like I had developed a strange connection to this class. I’ve met exactly no one from this class, but I do follow a few of you on Twitter (And, I’m quite appreciative of the reciprocity of those of you following my Twitter account!). So what’s the source of this connection?
The Class of 2010. In all of our documents, we’re reminded that our class is the Class of 2010d (or, December). Thus, like twins separated at birth, there are two Fuqua MBA classes who share the same overall title, but yet none of the experiences. Even if we never meet, we all have the connection of being part of the ‘CCMBA Class of 2010’. And that connection is a special, and likely rare, one; unless Fuqua decides to dramatically overhaul the CCMBA program (again), there will never be two separate classes that share the same class year.
Maybe I’m trying to make too much of a connection here. Even so, as the unofficial speaker for the ‘little brother’ Class of 2010d, congratulations to the Cross Continent MBA Class of 2010(m)!