Author: John Paul Ortiz

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Joining organizations enhances leadership, industry skills

  One of the differentiators that drew me to Goizueta Business School when I visited for the first time as a prospective MBA was the leadership among the student body. Emory MBAs are the driving force in engaging with the university’s staff, faculty and alumni to plan events, enhance the curriculum and make an impact as part of a global community. I knew that I wanted to build upon my leadership skills during business school and make an impact as an MBA. During my first semester, I joined the Goizueta Marketing Association and served as a first-year representative on...

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Local Atlanta spots a must-see for any MBA student

For visitors who have traveled through Atlanta, often a few big names (and coincidentally, destinations for many Goizueta MBA grads) come to mind: companies like Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines (Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is Delta’s home base), fun places like the Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the Georgia Aquarium, and historically important landmarks like the Sweet Auburn district, home to Martin Luther King Jr.’s boyhood home and a significant center during the American Civil Rights Movement. These destinations are all very rich in their own regard but only scratch the surface of what Atlanta offers. As an official Georgia resident now,...

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Keystone Experience: A day in the life

It is hard to believe how quickly the past year has gone by as today I rejoined my fellow members of the Class of 2018 in the same auditorium where we began our journey a year ago as new MBA students. We reunited for the first time since beginning our summers working at internships for top companies around the globe. I was excited to kick off the year with Keystone, a milestone day of personal development and community service for students at Goizueta Business School. We spent the morning with a Town Hall session led by Associate Dean Brian...