Author: AJ Hobbs

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John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition: More than Competing

This past winter, I teamed up with four Goizueta Business School classmates for the John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition (JLCC). If this is your first introduction to JLCC, its purpose is to bring corporations and students interested in business together to create innovative and actionable racial justice initiatives. Please, read more about JLCC here. This was my first case competition. While I expected competition, I also had the opportunity to enjoy connection, education, impact, and celebration. Here’s how it all went… In November, my team formed by considering the diversity of perspectives needed to compete successfully. I particularly...

Career development is team coached at Goizueta Business School

Career development is team coached at Goizueta Business School

The recruiting journey for the One-Year, accelerated MBA program at Goizueta Business School can be a bit, well, fast and furious. We start the program in May, complete the core semester from May to August, and begin official on-campus recruiting as early as September! I came in ready to jump in and apply myself to career preparation, and I knew Goizueta provided additional support along the way. Still, I was pleasantly surprised at how willing members of the Goizueta Business School community were to assist me in my recruiting journey. The preparation began in the Spring, before I even attended...

5 Surprising ways the pandemic made my core semester better

5 Surprising ways the pandemic made my core semester better

Like you, my expectations for 2020 were upended in March. I was set to start at Goizueta Business School just two months later. I worried about how the educational and social experience, specifically during core semester (which spans summer for us One-Year students), would change. While I do mourn parts of the in-person experience I originally imagined, the pandemic also made core better in a few surprising ways! Speed-Reading Practice Before coming to Goizueta, I worked as a consultant. The pandemic’s economic impact put about half of my company’s projects on pause – including mine. I took advantage of...