Tagged: EvMBA

Is Online is Here to Stay? A New Way of Networking in Business School!

Is Online is Here to Stay? A New Way of Networking in Business School!

Beginning a graduate program in the middle of a global pandemic that has historically put a large portion of its value into the network you are entering and the partnerships you’ll be able to develop seemed like a bad gambit. My initial thoughts were that class quality itself did not seem impacted and that perhaps the social aspect would be sufficient as well, but after a year its fair to say that just has not measured up. Enter the new way forward that more and more business schools, including Emory, are adopting to not only let connection flourish again,...

The Time is Now: Invest in Yourself!

The Time is Now: Invest in Yourself!

The headline of an Atlantic article by Melissa Fay Greene recently caught my eye, as it posed the question of ‘how will we remember the COVID-19 pandemic.’ In the introduction, Greene recounts her own tale of how her ‘plague’ year, as she labels it, started. She shared that, for her it began when she had to cancel two plane tickets to Denver for her and her husband’s visit to see their eldest son and his family. As I finished reading Greene’s expertly-written article on the stories we hold on to, and how they are influenced by others, my mind...

Inclusion Through Fund Distribution: A Look at Impact via Micro-VCs

Inclusion Through Fund Distribution: A Look at Impact via Micro-VCs

As a Black man with a multi-racial background, this past year has been both tremendously challenging but also somewhat strangely uplifting. Despite the turmoil and pile-up of unfortunate news, I found solace knowing that at least within the communities I operated in, change and activism was at the forefront of discussions. One particular area centered on the absolute lack and need for funding availability for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual+ (LGBTQIA+), and non-male founders within the startup ecosystem. As a new student within the Goizueta Business School ecosystem, I have...

“How lucky we are to be alive right now!”

And some may argue, enrolling in business school during a pandemic is non-academic. Perhaps even my grandma would agree, staying alive past 2020 would be enough and I wouldn’t disagree and call her bluff. Like for most of you, this past year has been rough, but it has made us all strong and tough, and that is enough. The fact is, there are leaders and followers but make sure you are not a reed and you will succeed. Although COVID-19 was trying to erase our world, Emory was busy trying to keep us all breathing. I can only imagine...

One Day at a Time

One Day at A Time

Juggling work, school, and personal life is no easy feat, especially when joining one of the most competitive and highly regarded Evening MBA programs in the country. I won’t sugar coat it: there are days when you’ve got plenty of things to do from all realms of life and it feels like there is no way to possibly manage. That lingering feeling of impending doom is sometimes tough to knock. I can’t speak for your work and personal life, but I can speak about my experience with an Evening MBA program that may help you anticipate what to expect...

Spooky Halloween in Zoom class

The Immeasurable Value of Community in an MBA Program

An MBA community and its values are essential for your success as a student. Goizueta’s diverse and supportive community makes it a top choice.   When evaluating a business school program, it’s absolutely essential to speak with current students and faculty. In fact, it’s usually part of the official recruiting process for most MBA programs and for good reason. Let me explain why. With any MBA program, you’re not only embarking on an educational journey: you’re committing to positive transformation. Through a curriculum with team projects, leadership workshops, recruiting with top companies, etc., you’ll be faced with brand new experiences...

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...