Q&A with GMA President Max Gadicke

Max Gadicke (MBA ’23), president of the Graduate Management Association (GMA), provides an overview of the graduate student organization at the Carroll School of Management.

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What do you plan to achieve with the GMA this year? 

We have a lot of goals for this year, but our guiding principle behind all of them is cultivating a strong sense of community at the Carroll School. We plan to do this by offering a wide range of extracurricular clubs and activities, facilitating growth in our student-run organizations, and closely communicating with the various offices and stakeholders at Boston College.

Overall, we hope to continue enhancing our programs and support services to ensure student success through professional and personal development. Our commitment to the student body is to act with integrity and with their best interests at heart. This means maximizing our available resources, streamlining the GMA’s organizational processes, and generally leaving things better than we found them.

Why should Carroll School graduate students participate in GMA activities? 

Students should participate in GMA activities because they provide opportunities to meet new people and get the most out of their time at Boston College. The GMA hosts industry specific discussions, professional workshops, football tailgates, and other social events that all add new dimensions to the BC experience.

I would also highly recommend that all Carroll School students consider representing their class as a member of the GMA. Serving on the GMA is a great chance to give back to your community and gain valuable leadership experience in the process. There is no better way to make the most of your time at BC than to lead and serve your peers. 

What has been your favorite part of student life this past year? 

The best part of student life for me has been getting to know my classmates, professors, and staff at BC. The people at BC come from many different backgrounds, and engaging with them is bound to change your perspectives and expand your thinking. I am now convinced that any problem can be solved with enough collaboration and energy, especially when working with the amazing colleagues. Whether in the classroom or the workplace, surrounding yourself with great people is the best investment you can make.