Category: Travel Diaries

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Global Learning: Health Innovation & Entrepreneurship in South Africa

I’m probably in over my head. This thought dominated my head space the morning of July 27th, as I made my way downstairs to join the other participants of the inaugural ANDI-EMORY Health Technology Innovation workshop. Myself and three other business students, four law students and four Phd students were gathered in a 5 star hotel with highly accomplished professionals in the international science, business and law arenas to address a very important issue: access to affordable and sustainable solutions for neglected disease in Africa. My role as an MBA student was to help African fellows create business  presentations for...

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Delta, Goizueta announce MSM partnership

It is only October and already there is more excitement around Mid-Semester Modules than ever before. Mid-Semester Modules are held around Spring Break and include international trips. But, before we talk about what happened Wednesday, let’s briefly talk about what happened on Aug. 22, when first-year MBA students were finishing up Block 1 of core classes and second- and One-Year MBA students returned for the fall semester. The whole building was quiet as Dean Brian Mitchell revealed the seven 2017 MSM locations (video above). As each of the countries was announced, the excitement in the room grew to point...

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Health Technology Innovation in Africa: Goizueta’s Core Values at Work

This summer, three GBS classmates and I had the opportunity to join in on an ongoing partnership which perfectly exemplifies Goizueta’s core value of Collaboration. The partnership between the African Network for Drugs and Diagnostic Innovation (ANDI) and Emory kicked off this year; its goal is to support African scientist-entrepreneurs in bringing their biotech inventions through the most challenging periods of commercialization and all the way to market, where they can have real impact on people’s health and well-being. The biotech projects the partnership supports are local innovations driven by local talent in hopes of addressing pressing and traditionally-neglected local health...

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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: BRETT PATTERSON – SOUTHEAST ASIAN FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, & DINNER

“How has this experience changed you?” – The prompt for the final paper following our Mid-Semester Module foray around Singapore and Malaysia “I’ve gotten a little fatter…?” – My first thought in regards to the two weeks of Southeast Asian delights I have to admit, as thrilled as I was to explore a new continent and culture and cross some places off my travel bucket list, I was also a little nervous about acclimating to the Southeast Asian diet.  Growing up, my family had a steady rotation between American, Italian, and Mexican food.  I have always been a little...

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Semester Series: Sumeet Sinha – GBS Technology Trek Part 2: San Francisco and Bay Area

What an opportunity! This is the second part of the tech trek, and we are covering companies through Silicon Valley. Two days of visiting companies, meeting alums, discussing their work experience and life after B school. Overall it was an exciting experience and I even had some time to catch up with friends and family. Life’s little bonuses, you see. So which companies are there to visit it Bay Area? Let’s Google it! Or wait, we can go to Google in person. We did! The Mountain View campus of Google is amazing. “Googleplex” as it’s called; is not only...

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Semester Series: Sumeet Sinha – GBS Technology Trek Part 1: Seattle

Block 2 was merciless on the Goizueta Business School students, who could be seen toiling hard and spending time at school and library with teams completing assignments at all hours of the day and night. The story wasn’t much different for me, but what kept me going were the thoughts of week just after the Block 2 exams. I had signed up for the Technology Trek conducted by the Goizueta Technology Association, under the guidance of Brian Smith from the Career Management Center. Amidst the chaos of the final few days of Block 2, a group of 20 odd...

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Semester Series: Kirk Smith – Traveling as a Way of Life

“To travel is to live” – Hans Christina Andersen I’ve had great fortune in business school so far. When I first started at GBS, I had two regions that I wanted to travel to: Southeast Asia and South America. Thankfully, during my first year, the school sponsored a trip to Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam. In addition to these locations, I traveled to Hong Kong and Kuala Lampur on my own with a small group of classmates. In other words, I checked off Southeast Asia…for now. As MSMs (Mid-Semester Modules) are being prepared for next year, I hope that...

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SEMESTER SERIES: KIRK SMITH – I Am A Citizen of The World

I am not Athenian or Greek, but a citizen of the world – Socrates What does it mean to be a citizen of the world? As business leaders, we can no longer operate with a focus on what is currently affecting our own countries. Globalization is nothing new. But how often do you leave your home for an extended period of time to experience different cultures? At Goizueta, every spring we have the chance to fulfill our international requirement by participating in a variety of Mid-Semester Modules (MSMs). Many students choose to travel to one of five trips planned...