January 15, 2016

Weatherhead Wellness Student Survey results and launch of Wellness Week

Eeshan Srivastava is a candidate in the full-time MBA program.

We all know well enough that the rigor of business school can be quite taxing on the mind and body of every student. We are being groomed for stellar success in the business world through world-class education but we must not lose our health and wellness in this race to perfection. To help students cope with issues related to health and wellness, the Weatherhead Wellness Club was started last semester by Rachel Escobar and myself, both second-year MBA students. We have a larger team now with the addition of the exemplary Alok Chitnis (second-year MBA) and the brilliant Chetan Phani (first-year MBA).

Last month we launched the Weatherhead Wellness Student Survey to gauge the state of wellness at Weatherhead with the objective of learning more about the key sources of stress, how students currently cope with stress and how our club can help in making this coping mechanism much more effective and much more fun. We got an overwhelming 182 responses from Weatherhead students. We have analyzed the results and compiled them into a single infographic as shown below:

As you can see above, we were able to determine that students from different programs experience a varied level of stress but the stress level for all students was quite high in general. We were also able to pinpoint the key sources of stress that affect students the most. Furthermore, we were able to develop a set of preferences regarding Weatherhead Wellness activities that would be favorable for most students. It must be noted that all these insights are based on the results of the survey and are at best averages. However, these insights have helped us greatly in better understanding the needs of students. 

Consequently, the Weatherhead Wellness club will be organizing a Wellness Week from Feb. 1 to Feb. 5. A whole week of health, wellness and fitness activities along with food and tons of prizes! Some of our top activities will include workout sessions, a guide to nutrition, yoga, meditation, guest speaker session and even a Ping-Pong tournament. The week will end with a Wellness Fest on Friday, Feb 5, where we will setup booths representing different activities/sports etc. The complete schedule will be communicated soon via email and will also be posted on our Facebook page.

So save the dates and get ready to get rejuvenated!

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