Author: rwaddell

SEMESTER SERIES : RACHAEL WADDELL – A Response for the New York Times

SEMESTER SERIES : RACHAEL WADDELL – A Response for the New York Times

A recent New York Times article, “In B-School, Is That a Syllabus or an Itinerary?” alludes to the fact that business school is more about networking and personal connections than academics. The article states that social traveling is often viewed as “an investment in a [student’s] career” and travel opportunities should be a factor in making a school selection. Once my Dad printed the article and started his lecture about “when he was in business school”, my Mom cut him off. She asked how anything he was about to say was relevant to the current environment. She is right....

SEMESTER SERIES : RACHAEL WADDELL – The Final Stretch: International Potluck Celebration

SEMESTER SERIES : RACHAEL WADDELL – The Final Stretch: International Potluck Celebration

Here at Goizueta, we definitely abide by the “work hard, play hard” mentality. GBS is known for a particularly rigorous first semester CORE in order to prepare us for upcoming internship interviews. Following a punishing few months in Block 1 and Block 2, it was time to celebrate. And boy, did we have some fun! The International Potluck is a hallmark Goizueta event. All of our international students work so hard to make signature dishes from their home country. While it gets somewhat competitive, I’m not complaining when it comes to the results! It’s not small feat to cook...

SEMESTER SERIES : RACHAEL WADDELL – Ducks Fly Together

SEMESTER SERIES : RACHAEL WADDELL – Ducks Fly Together

Two-Year MBA Orientation at Camp Twin Lakes: The first thing that I considered when I found out that were traveling to Camp Twin Lakes for two days during orientation: Will we participate in trust falls? We have all heard about the team building activities that go with a trip to camp.  Always a skeptic, I made an effort to come to Twin Lakes with an open mind and make a genuine effort to get to know my classmates and future best friends at a deeper level. I was not disappointed. All 157 of my new classmates and I made...

TWO-YEAR MBA PROFILE FEATURING Rachael Waddell

TWO-YEAR MBA PROFILE FEATURING Rachael Waddell

We asked a few of our fresh Two-Year MBA current students to blog regularly in order to provide a snapshot of their Goizueta experience over the course of their first semester. Meet Rachael Waddell 15MBA. Name: Rachael Waddell Class Year:  Class of 2015 Concentration:  Marketing Previous Employer & Position: Fifth Third Bank, Investment Advisors Marketing Specialist Undergraduate Institution & Major: University of Kentucky, BBA; Marketing Why I chose Goizueta: The individual attention you receive as a student at Goizueta is a major differentiator. Prior to arriving on campus, the Career Management Center (CMC) had already sent me a list of contacts at companies I...