Category: Goizueta Veterans

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Two-Year MBA Veteran Reflection at Graduation

Submitted by Dylan Vest, Two-Year MBA 2017 and Navy veteran This Spring at Goizueta is the last I’ll experience as an MBA candidate at Emory, and it’s flying by even faster than I anticipated. Between travel, formals, house-warming parties, graduation and a plethora of other activities that have already crept into a good portion of my calendar over the next few weeks, I have precious little time left before I’m walking across the stage (Well, we’ll see how this Global Macro final goes). Naturally, being a prior Naval Officer, I saw this coming and decided to make a proper...

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One-Year MBA Veteran Reflection at Graduation

Pictured: One Year MBA students at Jennifer’s (5th from left) housewarming Submitted by Jennifer Kraus, One Year MBA 2017 and Army veteran Only a year ago, I moved to Atlanta and was preparing to start the One Year MBA program at Goizueta. Now, I am in the last week of classes, counting down to graduation, and preparing to start as a global business manager at Wipro this summer. The year has been a whirlwind – I had a general idea of what I wanted to do when I came to pursue my MBA but this year has helped me more...

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Emory Veteran Dinner at President House

This spring veterans across Emory convened at Emory University President Claire Sterk’s home for dinner and a conversation about student life. Hosted by Dr. Kirk Elifson, Vietnam War veteran, professor in the Rollins School of Public Health and husband of President Sterk, student-veterans from across the university enjoyed conversation and camaraderie with supportive faculty and staff. Remarks were made by LTG (Ret) Ken Keen, Goizueta’s Associate Dean of Leadership Programs, and by Tim Hsia, Co-Founder of the Service 2 School organization. At the end of the dinner, Emory Veteran Association co-presidents (and Goizueta MBA students) Charles Stewart and Steven...

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EMORY VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION

  Goizueta affiliates prevailed at the annual Emory University Veteran’s Day Celebration. The celebration is organized by the Emory Veteran’s Association (EVA), which is led by co-presidents and Goizueta MBA students Charles Stewart 17MBA and Steven Blackmon 17MBA. The MC of the event was Dr. Jeff Rosensweig, Goizueta professor of finance and director of the Global Perspectives Program. Goizueta alum U.S. Army Major Jonathan Keen gave the keynote speech for this year’s event. In addition, several active-duty Goizueta students were part of the color guard. To read about the event, click here.

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MARINE REFLECTION ON WEEKEND MBA

Submitted by MAJ Paul Lowman (Marines), second semester student in the Weekend Executive MBA program and one of Goizueta’s Fort Benning Fellows. Fall 2016 was a real eye-opener.  The WEMBA program has the same number of class hours and academic requirements as other programs so the learning curve is steep and the nights of studying are long.  The truth is, I wouldn’t have it any other way!  This is a great challenge, but thankfully, there are fellow vets, students, and the phenomenal staff and faculty at GBS to overcome all that is placed in your path.  In all seriousness,...

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VETERAN FIRST SEMESTER REFLECTION

Submitted by Sacha Silvana (Army), first-year student in the Two Year MBA program This fall at Goizueta I had the opportunity to participate in a wide array of activities.  One of the main highlights for me was getting to know my high caliber classmates.  The class sizes are relatively small, which allows you to really bond with your classmates.  Not only do you get to know them personally, but you learn many new skills from working closely with them.  Goizueta does an outstanding job at creating a class of accomplished individuals from a variety of backgrounds.  Pertaining to academics, a...

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Goizueta designated as military-friend school

GI Jobs/Victory Media has awarded the Goizueta Business School with their 2017 Military Friendly Schools designation. This is the fifth year in a row that Goizueta has been recognized with this award. We have also been selected as a Top Ten Graduate School for military veterans. Rankings are based on services available to students, funding provided, and student success outcomes. The faculty, staff and students at Goizueta are pleased to receive this designation in recognition of the priority we put on veteran student success. We remain committed to the recruitment of strong military-affiliated applicants to our five MBA formats. For the...

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LTG KEEN SPEAKS ABOUT HOMELESSNESS

Submitted by Grant McGarry (Army), current student in the Weekend Executive MBA program. This fall I attended the Hope Awards Dinner on November 3rd at the Fox Theatre’s Egyptian Ballroom with some of Emory’s veteran MBA cohort.  The event supported veterans and their families to end homelessness in Atlanta. Retired Lieutenant General Ken Keen delivered a passionate call-to-action to End Homelessness in Atlanta.  Furthermore, there were a lot of people representing Atlanta’s real estate companies and as a result of everyone’s contributions the dinner raised $390,000. The money will be used to provide services to countless veterans and their loved...