Author: Racquel Waite

Goizueta Business School

The Goizueta Impact Continues…

One of the reasons I applied to Goizueta Business School was for its experiential offerings through the IMPACT360 program. During the spring semester of my first year, four of my classmates and I worked on a project with a local nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate Atlanta’s competitiveness for its residents and businesses. It was rewarding to work in a concerted effort with my peers and leaders within the Atlanta business community to deliver solutions that drove value for the organization. While applying to business schools, I hadn’t imagined that I would gain that level of exposure so quickly...

Paying it Forward: BMBAA Mentorship Program Continues into the Spring Semester

Paying it Forward: BMBAA Mentorship Program Continues into the Spring Semester

Early last fall, Kristen Little 21MBA, president of the Goizueta Black MBA Association (BMBAA), and Lyndsey Fridie 21MBA, VP of Community Involvement for BMBAA, eager to have a greater impact on the wider Atlanta community, conceived an idea for a mentorship program where Goizueta MBAs would serve as mentors for Black undergraduate students in Georgia. The mission of the program is to support the next generation of young, Black professionals by sharing our skills and experiences as business school students. Working with Ross Thompson, the president of the Morehouse Business Association, Lyndsey and Kristen brought the idea to fruition...

Enjoying a mojito while having lunch at a hotel in the Blue Mountains, Jamaica’s longest and highest mountain range, with Jamaica’s south eastern coastline as a backdrop.

Give Yourself Grace: My 5 Tips for Surviving Virtual Classes

Whether we came to Goizueta to complete our MBA in one year or two years, I think we can all agree that this is not how we planned or thought our business school journey would go. Many of us came to school to expand our network, and though we may have accomplished that, it is unfortunate that we weren’t able to do it in the same way that previous classes have. Even though this situation has been incredibly hard, here are a few things I’ve done to keep my head above water and to have some semblance of a...

Goizueta Gives’ Partnership with 21st Century Leaders Continues Despite Ongoing Pandemic

In 2018 when I happened to visit Goizueta during the school’s annual Inside Goizueta Diversity Conference, I met Karina de Sousa 19MBA, a Social Enterprise fellow. She spoke very highly of the organization. Since then, I knew that if accepted to Goizueta, I wanted to get involved in one or more of the clubs that sat under SE@G. Fast forward to my Core semester in the fall of 2019, I met Sam Oldroyd 20MBA, the then-vice president of Goizueta Gives, a community service–oriented club whose mission is to have a positive impact on the greater Georgia community by connecting students to Georgia nonprofits...

Full-time ’20 and ’21, and one-year ’21 students with Professor Jan Barton (right corner) after touring a samba school in Rio de Janeiro

GEM Experience in Brazil

As the day for MSMs approached, tensions grew high. “Would we still be able to go to South Korea or would the trip be canceled?” I wondered. The coronavirus was already spreading at an alarming rate through Asia and threatened our prospect of exploring business and culture in an Asian country. Given that I spent a semester in China while in college, I was really looking forward to immersing myself in another Asian country’s culture and business practices. It soon became clear that it would be too dangerous to travel to South Korea, and the trip was unfortunately canceled....

Top 5 things I learned during remote learning

Top 5 things I learned during remote learning

It’s important to create and stick to a routine to stay “sane.” When school went virtual after Spring Break, I went about my days as if nothing had changed. I still got up early, had breakfast and got dressed (as if I were actually going to school). After classes, I would workout using videos I found on YouTube, instead of going to the gym. Of course, after a long day of classes and assignments, I would relax by either bingeing some reality TV show or reading a book. Sticking to a routine made life seem more “normal” than it...