When I began the EvMBA program, I was not necessarily planning to make a career transition. I was fairly happy with my employer, and I thought that I had opportunities to grow within the company.
Posts from the Executive and Evening MBA Community
As I approach the halfway point of my time as a MEMBA student, I could not have not made it this far without the support of my boss, coworkers and organization. I am lucky enough to work for Emory, and it wasn’t long after starting my job at the university that I was bitten by the academic bug.
As our lives get busier, “balance” feels ever more elusive. As I enrolled in Goizueta’s WEMBA program, I thought a lot about how I would juggle it all and still maintain some balance in my life.
For the past two weeks, I have been savoring a very special time — a mid-semester break. These breaks are precious to me because since beginning the Evening MBA program back in August 2016, there have only been about 16 weeks where I’ve had no school commitments. Between ACE classes, Washington Campus and my international module, I’ve filled up most of my “breaks” with other school activities. This time, I decided to enjoy a much-needed respite.
The Washington Campus is a nonprofit, nonpartisan consortium in Washington, D.C., that gives MBA students from schools across the country opportunities for both in-class and experiential learning about the interactions of business, government and public policy (for example, students learn what components to consider when addressing a new tax that negatively impacts a company’s sales).
The U.S. Army invests thousands of dollars each year into education and growth of soldiers. With a keen eye on talent management and leader development, the U.S. Army created “broadening assignments” to expose leaders to various job opportunities and civilian education programs.
When I first wanted to write a blog about networking, I asked myself if I was actually qualified to do this. Then I looked back at the last five-plus years of my life: founding a successful networking association from scratch, building work and social relationships in a new country, and starting my Executive MBA. I began to think that maybe I could share with others what I have learned.
On April 9, 2018, Sen. Tammy Duckworth became the first United States senator to give birth while serving in office. In the months leading up to this occasion, she led efforts to create more parent-friendly work environment. Most notably, she garnered support for a policy change that would allow senators to bring their infant children along to vote (typically, only senators and select staff are allowed in the Senate chamber during votes).