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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: SCOTT KAGAN – SUMMER LOVIN’ HAD ME A BLAST

True to the song, the summer is happening SOOO fast.  It is difficult to imagine that we are already almost done!  My classmates and I are frustrated that we are running out of weekends to plan social events.  We have registered for fall classes, ordered parking passes, and I can’t help but think pumpkin spice lattes are right around the corner. Now that things are about as stressful as they will possibly be, I thought this would be an appropriate time to do some polling among our group.  I decided that it didn’t make sense to poll my classmates,...

Goizueta alumna - Rhonda Fischer, Class of 2013, in action sharing her experiences as a student with the One Year MBA Class of 2015-16

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: DEEPTI DABRAL – TAKE THE LEAP OF FAITH

As I began to board my 28 hour flight from New Delhi to Atlanta, I knew little about the fate that awaited me. Despite 4 months of planning for this trip, and researching extensively about the experience ahead; it was difficult for me not to feel nervous once again, one last time, before leaving my family and the well-known territory of my own country. I had butterflies in my stomach as I pondered whether I would be able to fit in, and settle into a new culture, a new environment. But wait-not just settle in, also perform in a...

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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: BRETT PATTERSON – CHEERING THROUGH THE CHALLENGE

As you can imagine, an MBA challenges you in a lot of ways!  As we round out the end of Summer Block 1, our skills have been put to the test – our presentation ability, our regression modeling ingenuity, and even our toe dexterity…  Yes, it is exam week at Goizueta, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop!  This past weekend our study teams participated in the First Annual One-Year MBA Summer Decathlon, ten grueling games designed to challenge our strength, mental agility, and sense of humor!  We participated in Emory themed trivia, color sorted Skittles using...

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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: KEIYLENE STRICKLAND – Beyond the Classroom

I always knew I would pursue an MBA. I vividly remember sitting at my undergraduate graduation looking forward to the day I would return to business school. My motivation evolved over the years but one theme held constant; I knew I was not done learning. Fast forward four years, as I walked into one of the first sessions of the summer onboarding for the one-year program (I later deemed that my motivation included learning as quickly as possible!). Professor Steve Walton was tasked with the challenge of easing 62 students into the world of case studies beginning with “Operations...

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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: SCOTT KAGAN – Let the Games Begin!

It’s hard to believe that just over one month ago I was working from my home in Washington, DC and am now living in Atlanta studying for midterms!  Before I arrived at Goizueta I had the opportunity to speak with some current students and alumni about the One Year Experience.  Like many reading this, the question on the front of mind was “what’s the summer like?  Sounds kind of crazy.”  Resoundingly, I received some derivation of the same answer; “the summer is crazy intense… lots of hard work, and slightly overwhelming… but man it’s pretty awesome.”  I found this...

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One-Year at Goizueta: Alanna Holman – There’s No Reason to Stop

So, Alanna, you agreed to a one-year accelerated MBA? Yes, I did! And you are completing an entire year of core classes into one summer semester? Yes, I’ll get through it! Then my mind wandered…Wait, am I sure about this? The word “accelerated” is not taken lightly here at Goizueta. On the first day of onboarding, we sat down in our seats and were reminded of how quickly the year passes. A few PowerPoint clicks later, and we were already discussing graduation day! And what do we have to accomplish in that short time? Not only should we learn...

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One-Year MBA Profile Featuring Alanna Holman

We asked a few of our One-Year MBA current students to blog regularly in order to provide a snapshot of their Goizueta experience over the course of one year. Meet Alanna Holman 16MBA. Name: Alanna Holman Class Year: 2016 Concentration: Operations Management Previous Employer & Position: Consultant, Tribridge Undergraduate Institution & Major: Florida State University, B.S. Finance and B.S. Management Information Systems Why I chose Goizueta: I chose to pursue a MBA to boost my business acumen and help me transition to my next role.  I specifically sought out a one-year MBA program because I had the undergraduate business foundation and years of experience.  Not...

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One-Year MBA Profile Featuring Keiylene Strickland

We asked a few of our One-Year MBA current students to blog regularly in order to provide a snapshot of their Goizueta experience over the course of one year. Meet Keiylene Strickland 16MBA. Name: Keiylene Strickland Class Year: 2016 Concentration: Strategy Previous Employer & Position: The Home Depot, Senior Financial Analyst Undergraduate Institution & Major: Georgia Southern University, Finance Why I chose Goizueta: I chose Goizueta for the academic rigor and strength of the alumni community.