Posts from the Executive and Evening MBA Community

Evening extras: How do I get involved at Goizueta?

Evening extras: How do I get involved at Goizueta?

Are extracurriculars available to evening students? Yes! The Goizueta Business School Evening MBA (EvMBA) program has extracurriculars dedicated to evening students as well as options to join clubs with full-time MBA students. Extracurriculars include student government (Evening MBA Business Association), academic and professional groups, cultural groups, and other activities. Involvement outside of the classroom and with groups has enriched my experience and relationships at Emory. Here is a taste of what I’ve had a chance to be involved in to help inspire you: Delta Leadership Coaching Fellows: Coach a group of incoming first-year EvMBA Work with new students and...

Building bonds and skills through case competition

Building bonds and skills through case competition

I just competed in my first case competition ever, it was virtual, and I had never met a single one of my teammates. Honestly, I don’t even know how to best structure that sentence in a logical way that truly captures the essence of this whole experience. To sum it up using adjectives—it was taxing, empowering, and unforgettable. Now, I had no idea what a case competition was before I entered business school, so I want to explain what it is first. (Feel free to skip this part if you are familiar with a case competition!) A case competition...

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Is an Evening MBA right for you? 10 questions to consider

When I was considering pursuing my MBA in the evening program at Goizueta Business School, I knew I wanted to continue building my career while I worked towards my graduate degree in a part-time program. But if you don’t have that clarity or if you need to be sure that an evening program is right for you, I’ve compiled a list of a few items to consider when making your decision. Do you want to hear about, and problem-solve for business challenges your classmates are facing in real time? Are you hesitant to put your career on pause? Do...

Finding balance in the times of COVID-19 as a working professional student

Finding balance in the times of COVID-19 as a working professional student

My tenacious dilute kitten believes that I am possessed by the many screens my eyes stay fixated on throughout the day. Ever the hero, however, she attempts to save me from my trance throughout the day. Like Cobra Kai, she strikes the monitor on my desk and hurls it into the unassuming peace lily. While I sweep up the scattered dirt, she gets her opening to knock my phone and smartwatch off the coffee table and swipe them towards the dark underworld of stolen Christmas ornaments and hair bands behind the couch. I appreciate her trying to earn her...

Help, my background isn’t in business!

Help, my background isn’t in business!

If you are considering studying to obtain your MBA but you are worried that you don’t have enough of a business background, leave your fears behind! Don’t let your previous background be the reason you don’t get your MBA. When I started my Goizueta Evening MBA in 2018, I was worried that I would trail behind in my cohort. After all I didn’t have a business background, and I had been out of school for eight years. I received my bachelor’s degree in environmental studies in 2010 from the University of Michigan. I have a background in implementation consulting...

Finding the intersection of business and social impact at Goizueta

Finding the intersection of business and social impact at Goizueta

Can I go to business school and make a positive impact on the world? Throughout the application process and while making the decision to enroll, that question seemed to loom over my head. I started my career as a 2013 Teach For America corps member in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and that experience changed my trajectory. Although I was definitely interested in putting my undergrad business degree to use, I felt compelled to work for an organization whose mission aligned with mine and where I could see the tangible, positive impact of my daily work. Thinking I would be the...

Keeping all the spinning plates in the air - managing your MBA, work and life

Keeping all the spinning plates in the air – managing your MBA, work and life

Will I be able to handle it all? Work, life, and the pursuit of an MBA—all at once? This is a question that dogged me in the months leading up to my first semester and is one of the most common questions I get when speaking to potential or freshly minted Evening MBA students at Goizueta. One question inevitably follows my assurance that yes, you can indeed manage all three: how do you do it? The answer is simple to understand but can involve a learning curve—you learn to actively manage your time. Here are a few tips and...

Here I am role playing coaching a team in turmoil during Delta Leadership Coaching Fellows Orientation. Photo courtesy of Lieutenant General (Ret.) Ken Keen, Associate Dean of Leadership Development and faculty member in Organization and Management.

Leading by practicing at Goizueta

What kind of leader are you? Not sure? Well, practice makes perfect, right? Except when you’re a leader, you’re expected to lead when called – not practice. As you’ll discuss in some of your leadership classes at Goizueta Business School, not many would sign up to be led by a leader that wants to “try a few things out.” Therefore, practicing leadership matters. Knowing your leadership style matters. Learning and reflecting on that practice matters. These elements make us better, more well-equipped leaders. Goizueta’s leadership curriculum through their optional Certificate of Advanced Leadership (offered to EvMBAs starting in 2019)...