UCLA Anderson’s full-time MBA Class of 2021 celebrated the 2019 Mid-Autumn Festival at an inaugural event supported by the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Center for Global Management, MBA Student Affairs, Anderson Eats and Greater China Business Association.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important events on the Lunar Calendar and an occasion to gather family. A number of first-year students from each of the five sections served as volunteer organizers, using introductory videos and Q&As to help their fellow classmates learn about the origin of the festival and associated folk legends and traditions. Each of the more than 200 participants got a taste of mooncake, the signature pastry synonymous with Mid-Autumn Festival.
The event generated tremendous interest and excitement, created an opportunity for the first-year students to forge closer bonds with each other and brought increased awareness of the cultural diversity in the Anderson community.