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Two-Year MBA Veteran Reflection at Graduation

Submitted by Dylan Vest, Two-Year MBA 2017 and Navy veteran This Spring at Goizueta is the last I’ll experience as an MBA candidate at Emory, and it’s flying by even faster than I anticipated. Between travel, formals, house-warming parties, graduation and a plethora of other activities that have already crept into a good portion of my calendar over the next few weeks, I have precious little time left before I’m walking across the stage (Well, we’ll see how this Global Macro final goes). Naturally, being a prior Naval Officer, I saw this coming and decided to make a proper...

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One-Year MBA Veteran Reflection at Graduation

Pictured: One Year MBA students at Jennifer’s (5th from left) housewarming Submitted by Jennifer Kraus, One Year MBA 2017 and Army veteran Only a year ago, I moved to Atlanta and was preparing to start the One Year MBA program at Goizueta. Now, I am in the last week of classes, counting down to graduation, and preparing to start as a global business manager at Wipro this summer. The year has been a whirlwind – I had a general idea of what I wanted to do when I came to pursue my MBA but this year has helped me more...

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Emory Veteran Dinner at President House

This spring veterans across Emory convened at Emory University President Claire Sterk’s home for dinner and a conversation about student life. Hosted by Dr. Kirk Elifson, Vietnam War veteran, professor in the Rollins School of Public Health and husband of President Sterk, student-veterans from across the university enjoyed conversation and camaraderie with supportive faculty and staff. Remarks were made by LTG (Ret) Ken Keen, Goizueta’s Associate Dean of Leadership Programs, and by Tim Hsia, Co-Founder of the Service 2 School organization. At the end of the dinner, Emory Veteran Association co-presidents (and Goizueta MBA students) Charles Stewart and Steven...

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More Life: A Farewell to B-School

During my One-Year MBA experience at Emory, I learned how to conduct a thorough company valuation. I learned how the inner workings of mergers and acquisitions. I learned how to run regressions and interpret the results in order to make meaningful business decisions. I have a million other hard skills that I was able to gain from the 1-Year MBA experience, and while they are all extremely valuable to me, I also gained a soft skill that may end up being the most valuable of all: confidence. Completing two years’ worth of curriculum in one calendar year, while attaining...

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Davis Green: Civility, infrastructure and warfare in Japan

As I reflect on my weeks in Japan, a few learnings stand out: The Japanese people are ideally civilized. Orderly conduct is the general rule of thumb. You are expected to respect your fellow citizens and (fortunately for me and my classmates) even go out of your way to help tourists. There are many tangible examples of this: everyone is quiet on the metro, so as not to disturb fellow passengers, everyone walks in an orderly fashion (mainly on the left side of the sidewalk or stairs) and if you ask a question, the Japanese often do their absolute...

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Rensch: Two-week tour of Japan’s hidden treasures

When I signed up for the 2017 Japan mid-semester module, I thought I would look back on the trip most impressed by the modern cities, bullet trains and even the sushi. While all of these were impressive, and part of a memorable trip, I was most affected by something I didn’t even know existed – namafu. Had this trip not been planned and led by four of my Japanese classmates, who spent months planning and detailing our two-week itinerary, I would not have encountered Had this trip not been planned and led by four of my Japanese classmates, who...