It’s been exactly one month since we started Term 1, and what a whirlwind it has been!
Working professionals talk ins and outs of getting an MBA and how Goizueta has helped them professionally.
This month, my assigned blog topic is “work-life balance.” I’ll confess up front that I cringe every time I hear that term.
Congratulations! You’ve been accepted and like most of us you’re thinking “now what?” Fret not, this feeling is mutual. As I prepare myself, the feedback from alumni plus many conversations with my family and friends have made me feel a little more prepared for the challenge of working, studying and maintaining somewhat of a life. But while I’m not truly sure what I’m getting myself into, these are the things that I plan on doing for the next couple of months until I start school and once I’m in my first term. Enjoy the free time: that blissful time...
If you’ve never seen Pixar’s 2016 Oscar-winning short film “Piper,” then stop everything, pay $1.99 and watch it here. Seriously — you’ve probably spent twenty-six minutes just mindlessly scrolling through Twitter today. Just watch it. Like most Disney/Pixar creations, “Piper” has a simple plot but layers of emotional depth. The story follows a hungry bird named Piper on a quest for a meal. To accomplish this mission, Piper must overcome physical and psychological obstacles. The film begins with a scene any beachgoer knows quite well — a swarm of sandpipers running towards the shoreline, beaks dipping into the sand...
Work-life balance and stress management are familiar coping skills for any Goizueta student. Along with good sleep, exercise is one of the best stress management techniques we have. With our busy schedules, however, squeezing in time to work out can be a challenge.
A major consideration of any working professional pursing a graduate degree is the support they get (or may not get) from their employer. I have friends and colleagues who have left a company in part due to weak support for their part-time MBA and others who have turned down very lucrative offers to change roles because it would mean they could no longer realistically pursue their MBA.
Team work and business school go hand-in-hand. Even when I knew very little about MBAs, I understood that the degree involved working in small teams on (often) intensive projects.