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VETERAN VIEW ON TRIP TO GETTYSBURG

Submitted by Grant McGarry, Army Veteran and WEMBA ’17 (This post relates to the MBA trip to Gettysburg and the Army War College, an optional leadership experience coordinated by LTG (Ret) Ken Keen, Associate Dean of Leadership Programs). As a Veteran the Gettysburg experience with the Army War College Foundation was simply awe inspiring and very meaningful. Not knowing what to expect of the actual Strategic Leader Staff Ride upon arrival, I can look back and say that it was way more than what I expected. Standing on the hollowed grounds of a battlefield that shaped who we are...

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VETERAN EXPERIENCE: ONE YEAR MBA

Submitted by Jen Kraus, Army veteran and One Year MBA ’17 After only six weeks in the accelerated one year MBA program, I am already preparing for finals week for the first set of core classes. Having spent the last ten years in the active Army as a logistics officer, I was nervous about adjusting to life outside the military but the whirlwind of the last six weeks has been an amazing experience.  Due to the small intimate environment, I have found many of the things I liked best about the military, most specifically the camaraderie and team building,...

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ONE YEAR AT GOIZUETA: PRIYANKA VOHRA – FORT BENNING LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CHALLENGE

I don’t come from a military background; in fact, only one person in our intimate class of 66 does know what it’s like to be in the army. Therefore, it came as no surprise that on the day of our highly anticipated Fort Benning Leadership Academy Challenge, the idea of being on the bus outside school at ‘Oh Six-Hundred’ on Saturday morning was a bit of a foreign concept to everyone. That morning, as we arrived at Goizueta before sunrise, I could sense the exhaustion of my classmates. After all, we’d just wrapped yet another intense week of deliverables, and...

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One-Year Profile: Rohan Chatterjee

We asked a few of our One-Year MBA current students to blog regularly in order to provide a snapshot of their Goizueta experience. Meet Rohan Chatterjee 17MBA. Name: Rohan Chatterjee Class Year: 2017 Concentration: Consulting (healthcare/strategy) Previous Employer: Protiviti Undergraduate Institution: The University of Georgia Why I chose Goizueta: As an Atlanta native, I have always been aware of the Emory brand and have strived to associate myself with it. Goizueta’s prestige and strong focus on consulting really attracted me to it initially, and once I got to see the collaborative and innovative culture firsthand I was sold. The One Year Program format...

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ONE YEAR AT GOIZUETA: STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS

Coming into Goizueta this summer, we, the One Year 2017 MBA class were already aware of the great legacy of those that preceded us. This legacy starts with Roberto Goizueta himself, the legendary Coca Cola CEO who took an already established iconic global brand to new heights with new bottling and financial strategies. The legacy then trickles down to the long list of prestigious alumni who have roamed the halls of Goizueta. All around the world, GBS alumni work as CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies, heads of state, successful entrepreneurs, and much more. We were greeted in our first...

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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: HOW TO COPE WITH THE END OF MBA

10 simple steps to survive your last days of your final semester Look at your calendar and try not to panic. You come back from Spring Break and you have about 50 days left until graduation.  Suddenly that deadline is closer than you thought.  Well, time to harness your Summer Experience organization skills and plan exactly how to prioritize your time.  You (and your teammates) will be glad you did. Come to class Monday through Thursday…and stay for KEGS. Don’t let a last semester version of “senioritis” take into effect.  You’re in business school to learn, so remember how much...

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EvMBA THOUGHTS ON THE GETTYSBURG LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

I received an email a few months ago about participating in the  Leadership Experience. Although I was skeptical about the applicability of military leadership concepts from a Civil War battle in 1863 to business leadership in the 21st century, my interest was piqued. Personally, I wanted to know more about one of the most pivotal battles in U.S. history and professionally I was interested to find out if decisions made by Civil War leaders could be vital to improving my own decision-making ability and leadership skills. I paid the nominal $300 fee covering lodging, materials, and meals, as well...

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EvMBA Profile: Rajin Chauhan

We asked a few of our Evening MBAs to document their lives, to provide a snapshot of their Goizueta experience. Meet Rajin Chauhan 17EvMBA. Name: Rajin Chauhan Class Year: 2017 Concentration: Strategy and Leadership Current Employer & Position: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Production Operations Leader Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida Why I chose Goizueta: I chose the Evening Program at Goizueta to receive an MBA from a world-class program backed by the prestige of Emory University.   The reputation of Goizueta is unmatched in the southeast and recognized worldwide as an elite institution.  Professionally, I wanted to develop my business acumen, leadership skills, and build...