Life at Goizueta | Emory's MBA Student Blog

Collection of Outdoor Activities found in Minneapolis During the Summer

Semester Series: Kirk Smith – Summer Intern Series: Life at 3M

“Those men and women, to whom we delegate authority and responsibility, if they are good people, are going to want to do their jobs in their own way.” – William McKnight, 3M CEO from 1949-1966 Many students chose the two-year, full time MBA program because it gave them an opportunity to pursue an internship in the field that they wanted to pursue after graduation. I was no different. After spending over five years in federal consulting in Washington, D.C., I came back to business school to focus on marketing. Through the ups and downs of recruiting, I finally arrived...



“Ahh!  Who are these new people invading our space?” is the thought that instantly comes to the mind of a One-Year student come August.  All 62 of us have ruled the school and owned the building this summer.  It was all about us and we had more space than we ever needed.  Gone are the days of taking over an entire auditorium style classroom for a team meeting and knowing that food buffets and snacks in the halls are exclusively for us.  As the First-Year students began orientation, we were still able to sneak a few free lunches from...



The summer will fly by, they said.  It is a ton of work but strangely you will miss it, they said.  Being the skeptic I am, I found these words hard to comprehend.  Yet, as I sit in the start of my fall semester, I can certainly confirm both of those statements.  Why do I think the summer flew by and how will I miss it?  For starters, the old adage of “time flies when you are having fun” certainly would apply (see previous posts).  Additionally, with such a jam packed schedule it is utterly impossible to be bored,...


ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: AMANDA LINTELMAN – Student Impact: Executive Board & Advisory Council

One of the great leadership opportunities available to one year MBAs is the executive board of the class. The positions include President, Social Chair, Honor Council Rep, and Core Values Rep. About a week into the summer semester nominations for the above positions open up and are followed by short speeches at the end of an onboarding day. After speeches, the elections will remain open for a few days. President and Social Chair are pretty self-explanatory; but I’ll take a moment to explain Honor Council and Core Values Reps. Honor Council is responsible for reviewing any cases brought forward...

Snapshot of Fall 2014 GCC Event

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: DEEPTI DABRAL – Time to Suit Up and Get Recruitment Ready

Yes, the Summer is over. So, what next? In the coming semester, the academic rigor of our electives won’t dilute and the recruiting season will be in full bloom. Networking efforts are ramping up. This blog might make it look like I am looking for a job at a Career Management Center of a business school. Even though I do not want to sound preachy, I still want to share some of my most important learnings with anyone and everyone who is serious about securing an on-campus job offer in an organization that interests the student and provides her the launch pad for...

Rainbow Zebras at the Federal Reserve

One-Year at Goizueta: Alanna Holman – Building a Strong and Colorful Team

The summer semester has flown by and I am actually sad. I will not miss the demand of meeting intense deadlines, but I will miss being in the same classroom with my awesome One-Year classmates, and mostly my Rainbow Zebras. If you can believe it…after countless hours together over the past three months, we are still talking to each other and we like each other! At the beginning of the summer, we were told that your core study team could make or break your summer experience. My team has made it even better than I anticipated. Our One-Year classmates...

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One-Year At Goizueta: Keiylene Strickland- The Summer Experience: A Balancing Act

The months leading up to business school, I crafted three specific goals I wanted to accomplish during the course of my year at GBS: to develop as a leader, to round out my business education both inside and outside of the classroom and, to launch a career I am passionate about. In theory, this seemed like a foolproof plan. I felt I had a realistic expectation of the summer ahead of me walking into the first day of onboarding. I had spent the spring seeking out alumni of the program and had countless conversations about the “summer experience”. Along...



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 Amy High 17MBA. Name: Amy High Class Year: 2017 Concentration: Business Process Consulting Previous Employer & Position: Senior Product Marketing Manager at The Advisory Board Company in Washington, DC Undergraduate Institution & Major: Deloitte & Senior Consultant Why I chose Goizueta: Tight-knit community, highly accessible alumni base, and warm weather! Twitter Handle: @Charlene_Thomas