Author: Keiylene Strickland

One-Year At Goizueta: Keiylene Strickland- The Summer Experience: A Balancing Act

The months leading up to business school, I crafted three specific goals I wanted to accomplish during the course of my year at GBS: to develop as a leader, to round out my business education both inside and outside of the classroom and, to launch a career I am passionate about. In theory, this seemed like a foolproof plan. I felt I had a realistic expectation of the summer ahead of me walking into the first day of onboarding. I had spent the spring seeking out alumni of the program and had countless conversations about the “summer experience”. Along...

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: Keiylene Strickland – The Fort Benning Leadership Reaction Course: A Sunday to Remember

04:45 – my alarm goes off Wait, it’s a Sunday. What is happening? It’s the Fort Benning Leadership Reaction Course Day. We have been talking about this day for weeks and it is finally here. I pull myself out of bed and stagger around to get ready. Sunblock, check. Eye protection, concerning, but check. Change of clothes for when we get wet, check. I load up the car and head to GBS. 06:00 – arrive on campus Have you ever seen a zombie apocalypse? Ask a class of MBA students to arrive on campus at 6:00am on Sunday and...

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: KEIYLENE STRICKLAND – Beyond the Classroom

I always knew I would pursue an MBA. I vividly remember sitting at my undergraduate graduation looking forward to the day I would return to business school. My motivation evolved over the years but one theme held constant; I knew I was not done learning. Fast forward four years, as I walked into one of the first sessions of the summer onboarding for the one-year program (I later deemed that my motivation included learning as quickly as possible!). Professor Steve Walton was tasked with the challenge of easing 62 students into the world of case studies beginning with “Operations...

One-Year MBA Profile Featuring Keiylene Strickland

We asked a few of our One-Year MBA current students to blog regularly in order to provide a snapshot of their Goizueta experience over the course of one year. Meet Keiylene Strickland 16MBA. Name: Keiylene Strickland Class Year: 2016 Concentration: Strategy Previous Employer & Position: The Home Depot, Senior Financial Analyst Undergraduate Institution & Major: Georgia Southern University, Finance Why I chose Goizueta: I chose Goizueta for the academic rigor and strength of the alumni community.