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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: SCOTT KAGAN – THE UNBELIZEABLE SUMMER FINALE

The summer will fly by, they said.  It is a ton of work but strangely you will miss it, they said.  Being the skeptic I am, I found these words hard to comprehend.  Yet, as I sit in the start of my fall semester, I can certainly confirm both of those statements.  Why do I think the summer flew by and how will I miss it?  For starters, the old adage of “time flies when you are having fun” certainly would apply (see previous posts).  Additionally, with such a jam packed schedule it is utterly impossible to be bored,...

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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: AMANDA LINTELMAN – Student Impact: Executive Board & Advisory Council

One of the great leadership opportunities available to one year MBAs is the executive board of the class. The positions include President, Social Chair, Honor Council Rep, and Core Values Rep. About a week into the summer semester nominations for the above positions open up and are followed by short speeches at the end of an onboarding day. After speeches, the elections will remain open for a few days. President and Social Chair are pretty self-explanatory; but I’ll take a moment to explain Honor Council and Core Values Reps. Honor Council is responsible for reviewing any cases brought forward...

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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: AMANDA LINTELMAN – A comparison: First Block and Second Block of Summer Semester

During the summer session, you will complete all required coursework for your MBA. The summer session at Goizueta is split into two blocks. The first block lasts about six and a half weeks, whereas the second block is just over four weeks. Block 1 Classes: Economics, Data & Decision Analysis (DDA), Leadership & Organizational Strategy (LOS), Process & Systems Management (PSM), Management Practice (MP) For me, the first block was much more aligned with my prior experience and skillset. I majored in economics in undergrad, and spent five years prior to graduate school working in consulting. Don’t let that...

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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: SCOTT KAGAN – SUMMER LOVIN’ HAD ME A BLAST

True to the song, the summer is happening SOOO fast.  It is difficult to imagine that we are already almost done!  My classmates and I are frustrated that we are running out of weekends to plan social events.  We have registered for fall classes, ordered parking passes, and I can’t help but think pumpkin spice lattes are right around the corner. Now that things are about as stressful as they will possibly be, I thought this would be an appropriate time to do some polling among our group.  I decided that it didn’t make sense to poll my classmates,...

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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: AMANDA LINTELMAN – Questions that you’ve been wondering but don’t know who to ask

As I entered my summer session at Goizueta, there were a lot of questions that I wanted to ask someone but didn’t know who to go to. I’ve assembled a list of Q&As and hope that they help! 1. Can I pack a lunch and eat it at school or will I have to buy my lunch every day? Breathe a sigh of relief! You can 100% pack a lunch and bring it to school with you. There are two huge refrigerators and a few microwave ovens in the Commons of Goizueta. A lot of students pack their lunch....

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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: BRETT PATTERSON – CHEERING THROUGH THE CHALLENGE

As you can imagine, an MBA challenges you in a lot of ways!  As we round out the end of Summer Block 1, our skills have been put to the test – our presentation ability, our regression modeling ingenuity, and even our toe dexterity…  Yes, it is exam week at Goizueta, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop!  This past weekend our study teams participated in the First Annual One-Year MBA Summer Decathlon, ten grueling games designed to challenge our strength, mental agility, and sense of humor!  We participated in Emory themed trivia, color sorted Skittles using...

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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: KEIYLENE STRICKLAND – Beyond the Classroom

I always knew I would pursue an MBA. I vividly remember sitting at my undergraduate graduation looking forward to the day I would return to business school. My motivation evolved over the years but one theme held constant; I knew I was not done learning. Fast forward four years, as I walked into one of the first sessions of the summer onboarding for the one-year program (I later deemed that my motivation included learning as quickly as possible!). Professor Steve Walton was tasked with the challenge of easing 62 students into the world of case studies beginning with “Operations...

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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: SCOTT KAGAN – Let the Games Begin!

It’s hard to believe that just over one month ago I was working from my home in Washington, DC and am now living in Atlanta studying for midterms!  Before I arrived at Goizueta I had the opportunity to speak with some current students and alumni about the One Year Experience.  Like many reading this, the question on the front of mind was “what’s the summer like?  Sounds kind of crazy.”  Resoundingly, I received some derivation of the same answer; “the summer is crazy intense… lots of hard work, and slightly overwhelming… but man it’s pretty awesome.”  I found this...