McCombs Diversity Council (MDC) – A MDC Member’s Perspective

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November 28, 2012 by texasbbacareerservices

I have been a member of the McComb’s Diversity Council (MDC) for the past year and a half and can truly say that for me and many others it has been a large facet of our college experience. I am sure that many of you have heard about the Diversity Dialogue Dinner and the Interactive Diversity Forum but there is so much more to the organization behind these two events. MDC does feature professional events such as the D3 and IDF dinner, corporate speakers, and company field trips. MDC, however, is so much more to all of its members. We are a tight-knit community; our club boasts an atmosphere of support rather than competition. One of the clubs main principles truly seems to be inclusion. At each meeting the officers and many of the members make it an initiative to talk to new members. Knowing everyone’s name within the organization may seem like something nominal, but is a true testament to how MDC lives up to its goals.

MDC is an organization where one can get out of it just as much as they choose to put in. There are a plethora of activities, social and professional, like pumpkin carving, visiting the farmers market, intramural, and many more. MDC is an organization that you can dive into and will quickly feel at home and accepted. Founded on the principle of diversity, every member comes from different places in life and backgrounds, and the club recognizes and celebrates each individuals differences. MDC is an organization where if you invest yourself you will feel included and meet many amazing people.

My favorite thing about this organization, undoubtedly, would be the people. Walking into the meeting each Wednesday evening I am excited to see so many of the members and catch up with them. I am proud to call so many of the organizations members my friends. MDC is not a club that you show up to at 5:30 and rush out to avoid making small talk at 6:30. MDC is a club where member show up at 5:15 to catch up and where we are kicked out of the room at 6:30 by the next club because we all want to spend time with each other. MDC is a club where members will wake up at 6:30 am on a Saturday to go paint a playground with each other, or spend their Friday evening volunteering at a children’s carnival together. MDC is not just an organization it is friendship, a community and great experiences.

If any of this post sounds intriguing I urge you to come and check out MDC in the spring. You will learn, network and have so many great experiences along the way.

Author: Deanna Wiblitzhouser, Finance Major

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