Category: Evening MBA Blog

Finding the intersection of business and social impact at Goizueta 0

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)...

Top 3 things I wish I knew when I entered the Evening MBA Program

Top 3 things I wish I knew when I entered the Evening MBA Program

So, my first ever blog post and in true MBA student fashion I find myself Googling “how to begin your first blog post” to see what the experts suggest. Why start from scratch when there are models and use cases that already exist? Surprisingly the results were not as helpful or inspiring as I would have liked, but I do hope that these posts by me can prove to be helpful, or even inspiring, to you! Since we are near the start of the semester, I want to layout a list of the top three things (Professor John Kim...

Goizueta workshops help improve business skills

If you are a Tableau expert, who cranks out beautiful, useful data visualizations on a regular basis, this article is likely not for you. If, however, you have heard of Tableau, maybe you understand the power of distilling big datasets into digestible visualizations but you haven’t yet downloaded it for free to play with it, keep reading.

Network along with your classwork! Taking advantage of Goizueta student life

As working professional students, we so often get caught up in the day-to-day tactical grind of work and school. It’s easy to forget that we’re back in school again for these short few years and they absolutely fly by in the blink of an eye. As Goizueta students, we have unique opportunities to take advantage of Emory campus life with our classmates and network with professionals in diverse industries which we might not otherwise have. The working professionals MBA program office and the EvMBA social committee work hard during the year to put on fun and engaging student life...