Dear UTA EMBA Students:
I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting a few of you during my trip earlier this year to Beijing and I'm thrilled that we have a vibrant and growing program in Taiwan. I look forward to the day when you will graduate and join the ranks of our wonderful, and highly respected, alumni across the world many of whom are in leading positions in industry and governments globally. You represent the future and I'm proud to count you as members of the UTA Maverick family.
Bold Solutions – Global Impact. These two phrases, a tag line if you will, describe in many ways the past, present, and the future of the University of Texas at Arlington. It also defines the emphasis of our Strategic Plan and I encourage you to
look at the website often to keep informed of the tremendous progress being made by your university. We are a university that knows no bounds and we are driven by the determination and talent of our faculty, staff, students and alumni to constantly aim higher opening vistas of unlimited opportunity and boundless potential. This is UTA – diverse, innovative, excelling in all we put our minds to, and first choice. This is who we are, and this is who we aspire to be – the best of the best – setting standards that others will follow. Our forward momentum is driven by our commitment to provide a transformative educational experience to each of our students. You, our EMBA students in Taiwan, play a unique role for UTA. Not only are you students in an internationally ranked program, you are also our ambassadors and we are confident that you will graduate and become the future global leaders.
While we are physically separated by thousands of miles, and an ocean, I want you to know that you, our EMBA students, are always in our minds. While we are focused on ensuring that you receive a wonderful leading edge education we also want to make sure that you strengthen your ties to not only the other students in your cohort but also our alumni from the EMBA program creating a strong network that continues even after your graduation. You are Mavericks and we want you to always feel part of our global family. In order to do this I'm requesting that you do three things:
- You have probably already received a note from the University asking you to log into a special websiteto input your details including, if you can, a recent photograph of yourself. Please do this at the earliest opportunity. This will help you become part of the global UTA network and will enable us to not just keep in touch but to strengthen our interactions.
- Provide us with your WeChat address so that we can initiate a WeChat group for your cohort. These addresses should be sent to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- I recognize that many of you are already working in areas of significant responsibility in corporations and institutions across Taiwan and I'm requesting that you send us news of your promotions and achievements so that we can celebrate these with you and let others know of your success. Please send these updates to us using email@example.com.
I've asked Pui Ying (Christina) Chin and Dr. Dan Himarios to develop further methods to increase our engagement and strengthen our connections and you will be hearing from them as well.
I hope to get to know all of you and to hopefully meet you in Taiwan in 2018 as well as shake your hands at the graduation ceremonies at UTA when you receive your degrees.
Till then "Mav UP!" and remember that you are a part of one of the very best universities in the world.
Vistasp M. Karbhari
The University of Texas at Arlington