Park views are authored by Johnson’s Park Leadership Fellows.

I’ve had a fairly non-traditional very first 12 months of wedding to date – my hubby and I got hitched in July of 2017, then I packed up 10 days later and relocated a few hundred kilometers away to start my MBA studies at Johnson. About it in advance (I’m sure my husband would say something similar) it has worked out great for us so far, and I thought it might be helpful to share some of my personal insights on how we’ve made our long-distance relationship work while I wouldn’t have described this as ideal if you asked me.

My husband’s tasks are not conducive to a “work where and when you would like” style of arrangement, if I attended one outside of Boston we would have a long-distance relationship for those two years so I knew when applying to MBA programs that. Initially I had been hesitant about deciding on Cornell due to the five and a half hour drive back, and because I had been concerned I may be the only person with a partner somewhere else and therefore feel just like I had been passing up on some social facets of the knowledge. I couldn’t have now been more incorrect!

My husband-to-be and I visited during Destination Johnson week-end and understood there are several pupils at Johnson with lovers whom live somewhere else. Read more