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Goizueta Golfs…A Lot

“It’s good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling”- Mark Twain MBAs are generally competitive. One does not leave his or her job for a year (or two) if they aren’t confident that they can find a position in the field of their choice upon graduation. That competition manifests itself in many ways. For example, several classmates won the IM basketball title two years in a row. It helps having teammates who played basketball in college! I prefer a different form of competition: golf. Every year the Golf Club organizes a tournament for...

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One Last Formal

This April, the Graduate Business Association organized the last formal for the Class of 2016. Consider this the equivalent of business school “prom”. The group I was with treated it as such with a large dinner at Melting Pot before walking to the Egyptian Ballroom at Fox Theatre. The Fox Theatre is an Atlanta landmark that has several ballrooms that can host events as well as a large theatre for different entertainment purposes. As part of Club 16, an effort to increase engagement between the class and the various locations of Atlanta, students are encouraged to attend the Fox...

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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: BRETT PATTERSON – LETTER TO ME

Dear Brett of 4/27/2015, Hi there!  It’s me/you. So, tomorrow is the big day – you are moving to Atlanta!  Orientation starts next week and I know you’ll do great!  It might be hard and a little sad taking on all this change at once.  Yes, you are leaving a job and co-workers you love, being close by to family and friends, and your big (and incredibly affordable) apartment in a little city that’s had your heart since you first started undergrad.  Now before I make you cry in front of the audience of Uhaul boxes surrounding your bedroom,...

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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: ALANNA HOLMAN – BRAZIL MSM PART 2: RIO DE JANEIRO

Cidade Maravilhosa!  My sentiments exactly when I arrived in Rio de Janeiro.  From the landscape, buildings and people, Rio is truly vibrant.  The sun was out and shining, beckoning us to soak it all in. During the week, our company visits introduced us to all aspects of business in Rio, especially in regards to sports and the 2016 Summer Olympics.  However, my favorite company visit was at the headquarters of Rock in Rio.  We were fortunate to have CEO Louis Justo present to us.  He shared the exciting story of this historic music festival and its success as an entertainment...

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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: ALANNA HOLMAN – BRAZIL MSM PART 1: SÃO PAULO

Mid-Semester Modules (MSM) are an excellent opportunity to meet the Global Requirement for graduation and learn about business in another country and continent.  It’s also a great opportunity to become closer to your Full-Time MBA classmates while exploring new territory. For me, this was an extra special opportunity: I’ve never traveled abroad before.  I knew when starting my One-Year journey, that I wanted to be a part of an international MSM.  What better way to stamp my passport than with my classmates?  I chose Brazil as my first destination because 1) it is summer during our winter (i.e. no...

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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: BRETT PATTERSON – SOUTHEAST ASIAN FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, & DINNER

“How has this experience changed you?” – The prompt for the final paper following our Mid-Semester Module foray around Singapore and Malaysia “I’ve gotten a little fatter…?” – My first thought in regards to the two weeks of Southeast Asian delights I have to admit, as thrilled as I was to explore a new continent and culture and cross some places off my travel bucket list, I was also a little nervous about acclimating to the Southeast Asian diet.  Growing up, my family had a steady rotation between American, Italian, and Mexican food.  I have always been a little...

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Two-Year MBA Profile Featuring Claire Cooper

We asked Claire to blog regularly in order to provide a snapshot of their Goizueta experience over the course of the program. Name: Claire Cooper Class Year: Full Time Two-Year Class of 2017 Concentration: Healthcare, Strategy Previous Employer & Position: Fulbright Student Program, Oman; International Academy, Head of Marketing and Business Development; English Language Services, Instructor Undergraduate Institution & Major: Brandeis University, Health: Science, Society, and Policy, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Why I chose Goizueta: I appreciated the intimate class sizes, the focus on excellence, and the opportunity to pursue a dual degree. Above all though, I liked...

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More Time to Learn, Play, Explore with Fridays “Off” at Goizueta

Sure, who wouldn’t love a four day “work” week? But, before I came to Goizueta I didn’t quite know what having Fridays off would look like. Would they just be the overspill of a deluge of homework and team meetings? Would it be true down-time to catch up on one’s personal life? In actuality, I’ve found Fridays to be a precious time filled with opportunities to explore aspects of Goizueta and Atlanta that fall outside of the regularly scheduled programming. On Friday two weeks ago, myself and ten other first year students met in the late morning with Dean...