Category: Semester Series

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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: BRETT PATTERSON – LETTER TO ME

Dear Brett of 4/27/2015, Hi there!  It’s me/you. So, tomorrow is the big day – you are moving to Atlanta!  Orientation starts next week and I know you’ll do great!  It might be hard and a little sad taking on all this change at once.  Yes, you are leaving a job and co-workers you love, being close by to family and friends, and your big (and incredibly affordable) apartment in a little city that’s had your heart since you first started undergrad.  Now before I make you cry in front of the audience of Uhaul boxes surrounding your bedroom,...

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Summer in Winter — A Trip to Chile

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill Traveling is one of the many perks of business school. When I decided to attend GBS, I made a commitment to travel to two locations before I graduated: Southeast Asia and South America. Last year, I was lucky enough to travel to China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam as part of my Mid-Semester Module. To start 2016, I decided to check the other location off my list by enrolling in a week-long International Pricing Class offered at Pacifica Universidad Catolica (PUC) in Chile. Based on an...

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Top Chef — GALA Edition

“Cooking well doesn’t mean cooking fancy.” – Julia Child Do you ever watch the Food Network and say, “I want to try that!”? Do you consider yourself a top-notch cook? For the first time in my life, I was able to answer both of those questions this past Friday. As part of my education for the Goizueta Advanced Leadership Academy (GALA), my team was given the opportunity to plan, purchase, prepare, and present a three-course meal to a panel of chefs, faculty, and staff. Step 1: Plan Being the business school students that we are, my team of four...

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Road Tripping

“We don’t hide the crazy, we parade it down the street.” – Anonymous Dean Brian frequently mentions the value proposition of Goizueta Business School: World class academics, intimate learning environment, and location in a dynamic, global city. One of the perks of being located in Atlanta is that there are many cities in the southeastern United States within driving distance of school. One such city is New Orleans, Louisiana; home to the biggest and best Mardi Gras celebration. The last time I was in New Orleans was after Hurricane Katrina hit the city in August 2005. Before I graduate,...

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Six Ways to Get Hands-on with Healthcare

Considering its status as a top growing industry in America, it’s no surprise that the business of healthcare is an area of growing emphasis at Goizueta Business School. In addition, Atlanta is an ideal location to study healthcare, with world renowned medical research and treatment facilities and the Center for Disease Control located steps from campus campus. For those considering concentrating in healthcare during their MBA, I wanted to highlight how attending Emory has helped me to delve into this field in exciting and hands-on ways. 1. Help decide how to spend one million dollars in biotech funding… for...

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Semester Series: Sumeet Sinha – My First Semester

I’m almost a semester down, three more to go. After attending the last lecture of the semester I realized how quickly the time flew by. My friends who applied for class of 2018 shared with me their Emory admission results, and it feels so surreal that I was in their position a year ago, and it still feels like yesterday. My first semester at Goizueta Business School allowed me to learn a lot of stuff, although most of the time I found myself thinking how I’d manage all of it in such short span of time. We had our initial...

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Semester Series: Kirk Smith – The Benefits of Cultural Diversity…at the Expense of Your Waistline

“Think global, act global” – Roberto Goizueta Mr. Goizueta’s quote above couldn’t be truer. Over 40% of the Class of 2016 are international students, resulting in many opportunities to interact with different cultures from around the world. November has been a busy month at the school in terms of cultural diversity at Goizueta Business School. There were three events that are worth highlighting how one can eat like a champ even when on a limited budget in business school: Every year, the International Business Association hosts an international potluck. This is an exciting event where students from each country...

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Semester Series: Sumeet Sinha – GBS Technology Trek Part 2: San Francisco and Bay Area

What an opportunity! This is the second part of the tech trek, and we are covering companies through Silicon Valley. Two days of visiting companies, meeting alums, discussing their work experience and life after B school. Overall it was an exciting experience and I even had some time to catch up with friends and family. Life’s little bonuses, you see. So which companies are there to visit it Bay Area? Let’s Google it! Or wait, we can go to Google in person. We did! The Mountain View campus of Google is amazing. “Googleplex” as it’s called; is not only...