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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: HOW TO COPE WITH THE END OF MBA

10 simple steps to survive your last days of your final semester Look at your calendar and try not to panic. You come back from Spring Break and you have about 50 days left until graduation.  Suddenly that deadline is closer than you thought.  Well, time to harness your Summer Experience organization skills and plan exactly how to prioritize your time.  You (and your teammates) will be glad you did. Come to class Monday through Thursday…and stay for KEGS. Don’t let a last semester version of “senioritis” take into effect.  You’re in business school to learn, so remember how much...

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: PRATEEK GOEL – THE PROMISE OF A CLOSE AND SHARING COMMUNITY

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: PRATEEK GOEL – THE PROMISE OF A CLOSE AND SHARING COMMUNITY

Block one was tough, but block two has been arguably much tougher and much more hectic. A LOT has happened in the last 3-4 weeks. Several field visits, social activities, campus networking events, and fall electives registration, which I had to fit in between the 5 classes we were enrolled in! (I even fit in a quick 4th of July trip to NYC and Boston). The highlight from block two that I found most enlightening was our FIFA match viewings. Now I know you’re probably wondering, “How can watching FIFA matches be the highlight of a Goizueta MBA Program?”  During...

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: JENNYFER GOUNÉ – THE FIRST WEEK OF BLOCK II

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: JENNYFER GOUNÉ – THE FIRST WEEK OF BLOCK II

One Down, One To Go. Like many Goizueta One Year MBA’s, I was feeling a sense of accomplishment, pride, relief, and excitement after finishing Block I exams. I was rejuvenated and believed Block II would be a piece of cake! After all, if I could handle the amount of coursework and activities during Block I, I knew I could get through another one easily… …I later discovered I was wrong. In Block I, the One Year MBA class learned about operations, economics, organizations and strategy, and statistics. In addition to the coursework, we took a class trip to UPS,...

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...

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....

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: CHRIS LUDERS – Drinking from the Hose

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: CHRIS LUDERS – Drinking from the Hose

When I made my decision to attend the accelerated One-Year program at Goizueta, I knew that I was signing up for an intense experience. As May drew closer, I had the good fortune to meet a few Goizueta alumni, current students, and staff – and one conversation topic popped up in every chat with those folks: “So… are you taking any time off before school starts?” “Nope – my last work day is the Friday before classes start.” “Oh. Good luck with that!” As a somewhat obtuse individual, I accepted their cautious well-wishes without a second thought. I’ve spent...