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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: PRATEEK GOEL – BIDDING FAREWELL TO THE SUMMER…HELLO FALL!

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: PRATEEK GOEL – BIDDING FAREWELL TO THE SUMMER…HELLO FALL!

Finally, the so called “worse” three months of the entire MBA program have ended. We had memorable times that some of us will remember for a long time, and we couldn’t have been prepared for the sadness we felt from leaving. As I mentioned in one of the previous blogs, MBA is all about knowing more people, participating in extracurricular activities, socializing, going out of your comfort zone, and yes…studying! While we look forward to the fall, let me summarize the summer semester. The summer was as intense as it could get, I made many new friends, studied hard,...

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...

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: PRATEEK GOEL – FEELS LIKE A YEAR ALREADY

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: PRATEEK GOEL – FEELS LIKE A YEAR ALREADY

What happens when 57 working professionals from all over the world come together to finish a two year MBA in a single year? All hell breaks loose!  – Each day feels like eternity. Precisely, it has just been three weeks since classes started and it is illusory that in such a short time we have learnt so much, developed such strong bonds and most importantly I feel like I am a part of a big and loving family – the GBS community. When I first started class, I believed it will take the entire summer to know each one...

SEMESTER SERIES : Giselle Barrera – Orientation: Getting ready to hit the ground running

SEMESTER SERIES : Giselle Barrera – Orientation: Getting ready to hit the ground running

Starting the orientation process at Goizueta is an extremely exciting time, you are getting to know all your future classmates and the people who will become your family for the next 2 years. Before classes started we were able to share our first Kegs with some students from the One-Year program who have been at school all summer and will join the class of 2014 in the fall. Our Two-year Program community started building even before orientation, at informal get-togethers organized by international students who want to meet more people, or domestic students who have recently moved to Atlanta....

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...