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ONE YEAR AT GOIZUETA: PRIYANKA VOHRA – FORT BENNING LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CHALLENGE

I don’t come from a military background; in fact, only one person in our intimate class of 66 does know what it’s like to be in the army. Therefore, it came as no surprise that on the day of our highly anticipated Fort Benning Leadership Academy Challenge, the idea of being on the bus outside school at ‘Oh Six-Hundred’ on Saturday morning was a bit of a foreign concept to everyone. That morning, as we arrived at Goizueta before sunrise, I could sense the exhaustion of my classmates. After all, we’d just wrapped yet another intense week of deliverables, and...

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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...

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: RACHEL PETERSEN – SEVEN TIPS TO SURVIVE THE SUMMER

I can’t believe how quickly the summer came and went. It feels like just yesterday I was in my first week of school being handed my bright blue core values t-shirt…by the way, have I mentioned Goizueta’s core values? Every school has their own values but Emory’s are truly embedded within the culture. A great example of this is the core value awards handed out every semester where students nominate their peers who demonstrated one of the values. Don’t worry – as a student you don’t have to memorize them. They are on the back of your name cards...

SEMESTER SERIES: KATIE HULL – TEAM BUILDING WITH GOIZUETA

SEMESTER SERIES: KATIE HULL – TEAM BUILDING WITH GOIZUETA

One of the most exciting (and sometimes challenging) aspects of business school is working closely with a new team, in an often highly intensive, high stress environment. As if the first semester isn’t demanding enough, business schools up the ante by placing you in a group of 5-6 strangers with whom you’ll spend countless hours over the next four months. Getting to work closely with a new and diverse team was one aspect of business school I was most excited for, and my team did not disappoint. Our team of six represents four different countries and six different industries....

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: ERIN NUSBAUM REHM –  Introducing the Standard Deviants

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: ERIN NUSBAUM REHM – Introducing the Standard Deviants

As promised by One Year MBAs of the past, things are starting to kick into high gear for Block 2. Since this block is only 4 weeks long and shorter than the last by a few days, we are already about halfway done. Some would say that the block is half empty, but I would argue that the block is half full! Bad joke, I apologize. I also promised that I would properly introduce my team in this post. Since I spend more time with them than I do my spouse, they surely deserve some credit for putting up...

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: ERIN NUSBAUM REHM – Don’t Even Blink

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: ERIN NUSBAUM REHM – Don’t Even Blink

So now we are on to Block 2. Finals took place last week, though it is hard to even call them finals when it feels like you’ve only begun, and what followed was a 4 day break for America’s Independence Day (which coincidentally felt like MBA14’s day of independence as well!). One would think that all this togetherness time with our classmates would surely lead to some quality alone time, time non-business school friends or even family. What silly thoughts.  A group of 20 or so of the One Years traveled to the beaches of Charleston, South Carolina for...

One-Year at Goizueta: Chris Luders – I get by with a little help from my friends

One-Year at Goizueta: Chris Luders – I get by with a little help from my friends

It’s no surprise to me that teamwork is an integral part of the business school experience. After all, half of the questions in my admissions interviews centered around those teaming aspects of my professional experiences – “describe a time when you’ve worked in a team environment”, “tell me about a time when you went against the prevailing opinion on a team”, and so on. Now that I’m at the close of the first block of the summer semester, however, I realize that the teamwork is an essential ingredient of success at Goizueta! During orientation week, our cohort of 45...