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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: BRETT PATTERSON – MAKING A LIST AND CHECKING IT TWICE

With the holidays fast approaching, it is the time of year for checklists.  Checklists to finish up the semester, checklists to get ready for Christmas, and checklists to generally have fun!  My checklist just for the day includes: Return Amazon.com Textbook Rentals Mail Christmas Presents to Extended Family Get Oil Changed in Preparation for the 7.5 hour drive home Complete Travel Forms for Mid-Semester Module Begin Reading for the Dean’s Reading Series Finish this Blog Post While all these things are well and good, and make me feel productive as a check them off, there is another list that...

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Semester Series: Sumeet Sinha – My First Semester

I’m almost a semester down, three more to go. After attending the last lecture of the semester I realized how quickly the time flew by. My friends who applied for class of 2018 shared with me their Emory admission results, and it feels so surreal that I was in their position a year ago, and it still feels like yesterday. My first semester at Goizueta Business School allowed me to learn a lot of stuff, although most of the time I found myself thinking how I’d manage all of it in such short span of time. We had our initial...

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Semester Series: Kirk Smith – The Benefits of Cultural Diversity…at the Expense of Your Waistline

“Think global, act global” – Roberto Goizueta Mr. Goizueta’s quote above couldn’t be truer. Over 40% of the Class of 2016 are international students, resulting in many opportunities to interact with different cultures from around the world. November has been a busy month at the school in terms of cultural diversity at Goizueta Business School. There were three events that are worth highlighting how one can eat like a champ even when on a limited budget in business school: Every year, the International Business Association hosts an international potluck. This is an exciting event where students from each country...

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Semester Series: Sumeet Sinha – GBS Technology Trek Part 2: San Francisco and Bay Area

What an opportunity! This is the second part of the tech trek, and we are covering companies through Silicon Valley. Two days of visiting companies, meeting alums, discussing their work experience and life after B school. Overall it was an exciting experience and I even had some time to catch up with friends and family. Life’s little bonuses, you see. So which companies are there to visit it Bay Area? Let’s Google it! Or wait, we can go to Google in person. We did! The Mountain View campus of Google is amazing. “Googleplex” as it’s called; is not only...

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Semester Series: Kirk Smith – Information is King…From Stocks to Sports

“The most valuable commodity I know of is information” – Gordon Gekko, Wall Street How does Gordon Gekko relate to sports? Great question. Gekko’s quote is pertinent across any industry. Individuals with the most information have a competitive advantage. As sports continues to evolve in the 21st century, data and statistics are increasingly driving decisions made by clubs around the world. One of the sports most impacted by this shift from intuition to quantitative measures is baseball. With the introduction of sabermetrics and the acceptance of principles established by Billy Beane (see Moneyball the movie to understand this at...

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Semester Series: Kirk Smith – You Get Credit to Follow Your Passions…Seriously!

“Ask anybody. It’s fun. It’s hard and you stand out there on that green, green grass, and it’s just you and the ball and there ain’t nobody to beat up on but yourself… It’s the only game I know that you can call a penalty on yourself, if you’re honest, which most people are. There just ain’t no other game like it.” – The Legend of Bagger Vance Golf. Arguably one of the greatest sports played today. In Augusta, Georgia, the pinnacle tournament of golf is played every April at Augusta National Golf Club. Due to the weather in...

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Two-Year MBA Profile Featuring Simone Brathwaite

We asked a few of our Two-Year MBA current students to blog regularly in order to provide a snapshot of their Goizueta experience. Meet Simone Brathwaite 17MBA. Name:  Simone Brathwaite Class Year: Class of 2017 Concentration: Marketing / Brand Management Previous Employer & Position: Account Supervisor, Edelman Undergraduate Institution & Major: University of Florida (Go Gators!), Marketing Why I chose Goizueta: I chose Goizueta because it was the only institution that combined a topnotch business education, with small class sizes, against the backdrop of a dynamic city (hello, HOTlanta!). Immediately after attending Inside Goizueta last year, I knew that Emory would be...

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Guest Post: Natalie Fisk – Evening MBAs Can Be Social Too

Below is a guest post from current Evening MBA student Natalie Fisk:  As a full time employee and part-time student, I found it hard to imagine maintaining a social life once I started Emory’s evening program. I arrived at Emory fully willing to sacrifice my personal freedoms in exchange for a prestigious degree. However, I quickly learned that the Emory Evening MBA Program Office not only supports multiple networking events throughout the year, but they actually encourage us to go out and have fun during our down time! Since most of the students in the evening program are at...