As stated in the article Building Your Company’s Vision by Collins and Porras, “Core values are the essential and enduring tenets of an organization… [They] require no external justification; they have intrinsic value and importance to those inside the organization” (Collins & Porras 66). From this definition, I would describe the core values of Baruch students as ambition, commitment, personal/professional growth, pursuit of a goal, and respect. I believe these are the core vales since many Baruch students find the time and motivation to both be fulltime students and have a fulltime job or internship outside of school. This clearly shows that Baruch students are ambitious and strive towards personal and professional growth. It also shows that they are committed to pursue the goal of obtaining a certain college degree or getting the necessary competence for a certain job. In addition, I believe that respect is one of the core values Baruch students hold since everyone is respectful of the different cultures, languages, nationalities, backgrounds, beliefs, interests, and so on that Baruch students bring to the school.
I think that most students at Baruch would describe their envisioned future as having a well-paid job at a respectable company, in the process of obtaining a MBA, or building their own company. These future scenarios all eco the core values of Baruch students, and as Collins and Porras states, core values are “so fundamental and deeply held that they will change seldom, if ever” (Collins & Porras 67). Thus, even when the students of Baruch will graduate and tackle their future pursuits, their core values will still be a part of them.