Published: June 19, 2012
Jason Kamosi, M.Fin. ’12, served as the class speaker, and he recalled the program’s hectic first days for the students, which included a substantial workload. “We would email faculty at 1 a.m., only to have them write back at 2 a.m. It was as if no one on this campus slept! Today, we can give ourselves a pat on the back that we made it,” he said, of the one-year program.
Kamosi noted that MIT Sloan aspires to educate “ideal managers.” He added, “With the help of this program, you have the power to change the world, and a pedigree that will remind you of it. There are no limits to what we can accomplish.”
The Convocation was also made special by the presentation of the first-ever M.Fin. class gift, a collective contribution of $8,646, which was announced by Marie-Anne Bazerghi, member of the class gift committee. “This gift signifies the dedication of this class,” she said.
The class’s dedication—and spirit—was on display in a thoughtfully-crafted, musical photo montage that was displayed following Bazerghi’s remarks.
Lastly, Kogan presented Deputy Dean JoAnne Yates with a gift and acknowledgement of her role in the early stages and success of the M.Fin. Program. She gratefully accepted the gift and said, “I’ve been very impressed with how each M.Fin. class has built on what has come before. Each class has built a legacy…and I am impressed with all of you.”
Yates encouraged M.Fin. graduates to return to MIT Sloan in any capacity, and to build upon the network they have established with other MIT and MIT Sloan alumni. “You want to cultivate that network. That’s a really valuable asset for you,” she said.