Graduation is here, and my classmates and I are preparing to leave GBS and begin the next phase of our careers. As we close out our time as students, I thought it would be fun to reflect back on five of my favorite experiences at Goizueta.
Author: Katie Hoppenjans
April is an exciting month here at GBS because we get to welcome our incoming students to campus for the first time during our annual Welcome Weekend!
Now that Mid-Semester Modules and spring break are over, my class is kicking off the final few weeks of our MBA experience.
Emory University’s mission is to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity. As students, it’s easy to get consumed by the day-to-day minutiae of our lives; between recruiting and classwork, we’re often busier than we want to be. At the end of the day, however, it’s this mission of “knowledge in the service of humanity” that binds us all together. It is firmly embedded in the fabric of our experience at Goizueta.
Now that I’m finished with Full-Time recruiting, I’ll be focusing most of my energy on my coursework during my last semester at Goizueta. Since most of the required classes in our program are front-loaded during the first semester of our time here, we have three full semesters to take electives and explore different areas of the business school.
It’s been a fantastic semester here at Goizueta, ending with our winter semi-formal and annual ski trip to Breckenridge, Colorado. As 2017 comes to an end, I thought I would share my top five things I wish I’d known before business school to wrap up the year.
It’s hard to believe that the end of the fall semester is just a few weeks away — this year has flown by! End-of-year final exams and projects are the first thing on many students’ minds right now, but that doesn’t mean we don’t still make time to socialize and hang out together.
One of my favorite things about Goizueta is the small size of our program. With only 181 students in my class, I’m able to greet everyone by name. The close-knit, personal nature of our community and the bonds I’ve been able to form with my classmates have made my Goizueta experience truly extraordinary.