Once again, the survey, like the task questions, did not actually ask what I suspect they were trying to ask. (I never realized just how much I picked up from those classes during my undergrad.) There were questions that asked how favorably I felt about my mentors. Which mentors, the student mentors or the course mentors? Clearly I don't feel the same about my class mentors and my student mentor. Furthermore, I've had one really good course mentor, one ok one, one that didn't give a crap, and one horrible one. To punish the ok and good ones for the one that I really abhorred, and whom I feel most strongly about is unfair. To try and remedy this, I named the ones that I really liked in particular.
Do you recall that a few weeks back, at the urging of my student mentor, I sent an email to someone who advises the mentors in the college of business? Well guess what? I put that exact letter in the survey. IF President Mendenhall really does read each survey, what better place to air my grievances than in something that goes directly to him? Kelly said that during their annual meeting in which all of the mentors and highers up get together, President Mendenhall reads some of the comments aloud. Although I will probably never know it, I hope that some of what I wrote, is read. I even offered to become a student adviser to help improve the quality of the program. Again, I doubt that anything will come of it, but I wanted to show that I'm not just trying to be the squeaky wheel, trying to get some grease. I actually care about the success of this school and in particular, the MBA program. Who has more skin in the game than someone who is actually going through it? No one.
I'm about 1/3 of the way done with my classes for my MBA at WGU. I should feel good to be making progress, but I'm really having a tough time recovering from the mental energy that Supply Chain took. I kind of feel like I did when my dad told me the truth about Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy. The smoke and mirrors are gone. As a result, the holidays are less fun. They are less magical. I get less enthusiastic about the celebrations. I can see the flaws in the system and it's caused me to question things even more.
A friend recently asked me how school was going and if he should attend WGU for his MBA. Here's what I told him, "If you want to actually learn something, go somewhere else. If you want a piece of paper and some initials to put after your name, go to WGU."
Cautiously moving forward