I knew I was not making a mistake when I didn't apply to any other business school apart from Columbia. Just one week here has been sufficient to demonstrate what a great decision it was. There's this warm realization that I finally belong, this is my home, and this is what I had been working towards my entire life; a place where leaders from all walks of life come together and celebrate the fact that a leader doesn't necessarily have to stand alone, they can rely on this community to be there, always. There couldn't possibly be a better way to end the first week of Orientation than by receiving a bear hug from the person who brought me in to the CBS community—Amanda, thanks for believing in me; I won't ever let you down.