International MBA Rosarito Trip 2013: Bonding as a Cohort and Giving Back


“…our diverse cohort experienced a remarkable transformation …”

During a 3 day trip to Rosarito as part of the IMBA pre-term, our diverse cohort experienced a remarkable transformation from a group of unfamiliar students to a team with open communication, trust and lasting bonds. The daily classes and group exercises challenged us to rapidly pass through the forming, storming, and norming stages of team building. Staying at the resort, away from our daily lives and distractions, forced us to work together through personality conflicts, cultural differences, and communication styles day and night. We worked hard through business leadership and communication exercises while quickly learning from each other. However, we still took a little time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of coastal Baja California and got to know each other in a relaxed setting.

Beehive build

Building beehives as part of a community service project lead byVia International ( was a rewarding and fun experience. An afternoon of teamwork, sweat and hammering resulted in 5 completed beehives, which will help sustain Mexican women whose income is supplemented by beekeeping.

To cap it all off, we enjoyed the company of USD’s MBA alumni, faculty and staff during our final dinner at the resort. The dinner gave us the opportunity to hear from alumni who are successfully putting their MBA to work in multiple industries. Rosarito was an unforgettable 3 days of working hard, laughing, learning and giving back to the community.

About paulpintek

Paul Pintek, 1st year IMBA student. Prior to enrolling at USD Paul served for 7 years as an Officer in the US Marines.
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