Tagged: career

Part-Time MBA vs Full-Time MBA

Part-Time MBA vs Full-Time MBA

The value of earning an MBA degree has never been higher. For students, the financial return on investment is usually quite significant. Just as important, and sometimes overlooked, is the value to the organizations and communities today’s MBA graduates are being trained to deliver. The need for principled leaders who can create and manage viable businesses that meet the needs of individuals and society is on display everywhere we look. Fortunately, there are also more pathways to earning an MBA than ever. A common question we answer is which MBA is the right fit for me — a Part-Time...

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MS in Business Analytics: Five Careers in Data Analytics

Before even beginning courses in the MS in Business Analytics degree, I started exploring what types of job opportunities would be available to me after graduating from the program. I came to Emory with the intention of making a career switch and wanted to set myself up for a career that I could enjoy for the long haul. I know that most students come in with the same mindset. As an ambassador for the MSBA program, often the first question that prospective students ask me is related to the career options that the program would create for them. The...

3 Tips to Maximize Your MBA Conference Success

3 Tips to maximize your MBA conference success

I’ve spent the last decade attending MBA career conferences: first as a student, then as a company recruiter, and finally as a career coach for Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. Over the years, I’ve witnessed three mistakes that MBA candidates consistently make that thwart their chances for success. This guide will help you maximize your experience at a career conference and leave with an employment offer.   Craft your personal narrative (A.K.A “The Elevator Pitch”)  When you set foot into a conference showroom, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. There will be hundreds of companies, thousands of MBA candidates, and...

5 ways to sink your chances of getting into a top-tier MBA Program

Make mention of MBA studies at work, your next family gathering, or next time you are hanging out with friends and you are likely to get plenty of advice. A quick Google search will provide plenty of additional tips and suggestions for crafting a great application and setting yourself apart on an MBA application. So, with so many resources cracking the MBA admissions code, how do great candidates get denied from top-tier business schools? Through my experience and conversation with colleagues, I have identified five key things that will torpedo your chances. Here they are: Looking to check a...

Career week gets real estate trek

After sitting in the auditorium and listening to the overview about the upcoming career week, I realized that none of the current offerings fit my interests — real estate. Career Week, a requirement for first-year students, consists of a full five days to engage in activities that cater to our own professional development.

How volunteering reinforced the value of teams, processes

On Aug. 28, Emory MBAs reconvened from their summer internships to meet their One-Year colleagues and form teams to do good in the community. Over 200 MBAs were engaged in charitable community service with an enthusiasm that is nearly overwhelming. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to lead a team that had a four-hour window to design a STEM education program for Atlanta’s Kroc Center. The center is dedicated to bringing performing arts and athletics to underserved communities, and we were extremely excited to help them expand their portfolio of programs into the sciences. Four hours does...