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A Visit to CHOA with the GHA

On March 24th, 2017, I, along with 10 other Goizueta Healthcare Association (GHA) members had the privilege of touring Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) and meeting with executives in the Marketing, Physician Practice Operations, Strategy and Financial Planning departments. CHOA is one of the largest and most prestigious pediatric healthcare systems in the United States, and a true staple of the Atlanta community with 3 hospitals, over 10,000 employees,  622 licensed beds, trauma 1 and 2 centers and over 1,900 physicians. It is easy to describe CHOA using facts and statistics, but what they do is extremely clear and...

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Barefoot, other admissions officers share reading advice

Getting ready to tackle your MBA? Associate Dean of MBA Admissions Julie Barefoot and others provided some advice to Poets&Quants in regards to what should be on your summer reading list. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Daniel Pink A world-class MBA education consists of more than your coursework. It’s important to continue personal development as business professionals by expanding your knowledge through exposure to theories and concepts on motivation and leadership. As such, one book we recommend to incoming students is the New York Times bestseller is Drive: The Surprising Truth About Motivates Us by Daniel Pink. And, reading...

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What Happens After the MBA Job Hunt Ends?

Whether we admit it or not, getting that dream post-MBA job is at the forefront of every MBA students mind. The company research, interview prep, and networking can be exciting, challenging, stressful, and frankly, all-encompassing. In the One Year program, those of us who are lucky enough to lock down that dream job in the fall face an interesting question: what happens for the next 6-7 months? While it is  a privileged dilemma to have, eliminating one of your primary daily focuses and passions for the past 6 months is a dilemma never the less. The easy answers on...

Goizueta IMPACT: From Classroom to Client 0

Goizueta IMPACT: From Classroom to Client

I first learned about Goizueta IMPACT at Welcome Weekend as a prospective student. Sometime during that whirlwind, the faculty explained the IMPACT program – as part of the core curriculum we would learn problem solving and presentation skills in the Fall and apply them in the Spring with a client team. As a consultant before business school, I was familiar with project-based client work, and liked the idea of bringing it into the classroom. But between the packed schedule and meeting my future classmates, curriculum details took a backseat. I didn’t think much about IMPACT again until school started....