Category: Career Management
While talking about the Leadership-Ambition gap, in her book “Lean In,” Sheryl Sandberg aptly remarks, “Professional ambition is expected of men but is optional — or worse, sometimes even a negative — for women.” I can truly vouch for this statement as I come from a very conservative culture. I was once scorned by my then in-laws for being too “bold” and “ambitious.” I realized that if I wanted to make something meaningful of my life and have an impact on society, I would have to find a more supportive community of like-minded people with similar values. I realized...
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...
Resume and career building are often some of the most challenging areas for younger professionals. How do you get the right experience? How do you ensure you are headed on the right career path?
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.
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.
The Career Management Center (CMC) for Working Professionals was one of the top factors in my decision to apply to Goizueta’s Evening MBA program.