Category: Goizueta Veterans

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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...

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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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TWO YEAR VETERAN REFLECTION

Submitted by Benjamin Feldman, U.S. Army Veteran and Two Year 2016 alumnus. Co-President of Goizueta Veterans Club 2015-16. I’ve just finished my 2nd year, full-time MBA at Goizueta, and previously I was an active duty, U.S. Army infantry officer for 7 years.   For many reasons this past  semester was a great one, but the biggest reason was that I decided to accept my full-time offer from Citigroup here in Atlanta, and so my wife Alison and I are very excited to settle down here in the city. I had a great internship experience with Citi this past summer, and...