Students from the US probably had experience of pumpkin carving, however, for most of the international students, it’s a whole new experience.
One week before Halloween, Women MBA Association hosted one pumpkin carving session at Krithiga’s home. It’s a great opportunity to find how creative people are! Originally from China, I don’t know anything about pumpkin carving, neither do I know the tools or designs for carving the pumpkin! With everyone holding a small saw in hand, we started the first step– make a creative cap. The saw was very efficient and easy to control, much better than a sharp knife. After finishing the cap, we tried to clean up the inside. It’s a messy job, haha, but look at how people do this kind of job is a lot of fun.
I knew only one kind of pumpkin design, the classic happy faces. When Marcela brought the design book, I got a big problem because I don’t know which one should be on my pumpkin and how well I could carve it. Fortunately, we all selected different designs. We had classic pumpkin face, cat, naughty face, and a lot of amazing designs. To make a better performance, we put candles inside our work. On the moment of shutting down all the lights, all the girls cheered! It was amazing.
Besides pumpkin carving, we also enjoyed some cakes, apple cider, and toasted pumpkin seeds. It’s a satisfaction both for eyes and for tongue.
Originally from China, Yao joined Smeal in 2006. Prior to MBA, She was a marketer for SNICKERS chocolate bar in China. Her concentration is marketing and corporate finance.