Author: rpetersen

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: RACHEL PETERSEN – SEVEN TIPS TO SURVIVE THE SUMMER

I can’t believe how quickly the summer came and went. It feels like just yesterday I was in my first week of school being handed my bright blue core values t-shirt…by the way, have I mentioned Goizueta’s core values? Every school has their own values but Emory’s are truly embedded within the culture. A great example of this is the core value awards handed out every semester where students nominate their peers who demonstrated one of the values. Don’t worry – as a student you don’t have to memorize them. They are on the back of your name cards...

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: RACHEL PETERSEN – WE ALL NEED SOMEBODY TO LEAN ON

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: RACHEL PETERSEN – WE ALL NEED SOMEBODY TO LEAN ON

During the first week of class, I was introduced to what would become my second home: Room 204. As a one-year student, you will learn to love this room. You will eat, occasionally sleep (through any class on Friday afternoon), and experience many moments of panic. To be transparent, the 10 weeks of summer is incredibly grueling and filled with many hours of case readings, endless group meetings, and econ problems that will make you tear your hair out.  Luckily, Goizueta has an incredibly supportive staff that helps you get through the chaos (The professors encourage questions, and love...

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: RACHEL PETERSEN – DEAR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: RACHEL PETERSEN – DEAR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

I was in your shoes not that long ago and I know what you’re thinking. Why would you voluntarily go back to school to spend all-nighters stressing before exams? Why would you cram 2 years worth of material into 1 year? And why would you quit your job to do it? Well lucky for you, I’m here to give you a few reasons why: 1) The unique group of classmates you’ll meet from all over the world who happen to be smart as hell 2) The chance to interact with faculty who turn those boring business concepts from undergrad into real-world...

ONE-YEAR MBA PROFILE FEATURING RACHEL PETERSEN

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 Rachel Petersen 15MBA. Name: Rachel Petersen Class Year: 2015 Concentration: Marketing Previous Employer & Position: Sears Holding Corporation – Production Manager Undergraduate Institution & Major: University of IL – Urbana/Champaign, Finance major Why I chose Goizueta: The tight-knit community, the small class sizes allowing you to interact with professors, and the warm weather!