All has been quiet on the IEDP blog – though our lives have been anything but! Following a summer of changing pandemic guidelines, scrambling for visas, masked flights and jet lag…the IEDP 2021-22 cohort has (mostly) arrived on campus!
This year, things look much different: Most of us are living on or near campus, and many of us are attending classes in person. Some of us have a synchronous class or two online, and we’ve all experienced the newer hybrid model in which some members of the class community (including, in some cases, our professors!) call into class via Zoom while the rest of us gather in person.
The challenges we’ve experienced in those hybrid settings are not unlike those experienced last year: spotty WiFi, our faces freezing awkwardly – and what hybrid class would be complete without at least one person forgetting to unmute themselves?! But as organizations across the globe reimagine their expectations for where and how they collaborate post-pandemic, our hybrid landscape is giving us real-time preparation for our careers – whatever and wherever they may be.
Without further ado, we’d like to introduce a few members of the largest-ever IEDP cohort: 47 students hailing from 25 countries!