by Katie Jarek, International MBA Candidate.
BASF, “The Chemical Company”, hosted the Reality Loves Visionaries two-day event featuring a whirlwind of activities for 90 lucky students. The company and coordinators did everything possible to impress attendees – including a tour of their humongous site and visitor’s center, dinner with countless VPs and division presidents and a speech from the Board of Director Wayne Smith, an evening cocktail social (with entertainment from a champion balloon artist!) and countless presentations about the different departments and global opportunities within the company. Each speaker emphasized the global breadth of the company’s reach and the endless opportunity to grow and develop within BASF.
The days flew by and before we knew it we were saying goodbye to our new friends, safely storing the business cards we had received, and flying back to our home schools. Reality Loves Visionaries was an undeniable success, leaving attendees educated about BASF and inspired by their vision to create chemistry for a sustainable future.