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    Ricardo Parissi Accioly, 14MBA
    Sr Consultant, Deloitte Consulting

    Hometown:  Forteleza, Ceara Brazil

    Current City:  Atlanta, GA

    Words of Wisdom:  Follow your heart and come to Goizueta. We do follow our Core Values and I can guarantee that no matter where you come from, you will be part of our community. By the end of the program you will have 200 new friends that will know you by your first name.

    Why I chose Goizueta:  I chose Goizueta because I wanted to be in a large city but I also wanted a small class size and a diverse group. Goizueta had all that plus the more I got to meet with Alumni and current students the more I knew that Atlanta was an advantage. Being close to many Fortune 500 companies was key to helping students find internship and full-time jobs. I had also lived in Atlanta before and I really enjoyed it, so I when I was accepted to Goizueta, it was an easy decision.

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    Nicole Bullock, 15MBA
    Pre-Goizueta Employment: Human Resource Generalist, International Paper

    Hometown:  Dallas, TX

    Words of Wisdom:  Think about what it is that you want to get out of your MBA experience, and then determine where you feel you can best achieve those goals. Choose the best school for you based on what you value most. Once you start your MBA program, take the time to get to know your classmates. Everyone has wonderful accomplishments prior to starting their MBA, and you can learn so much from their experiences. They will also become great friends, so be sure to have fun along the way.

    Why I chose Goizueta:  The Goizueta community is unlike any other. When I visited campus, I knew that the current students and my fellow prospective students were all people that I wanted to not only learn from in the classroom, but I also wanted to be friends with them. I have enjoyed getting to know each of my classmates personally and professionally.

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    Megan Cheever, 11MBA
    Business Consultant , Kaiser Permanente

    Hometown:  Seattle, WA

    Current City:  Atlanta, GA

    Words of Wisdom:  Identify roles/career paths prior to business school, setup informational interviews to identify what type of skills and network is needed to obtain a similar role, and then make sure those resources are available to you at your desired school. 

    Why I chose Goizueta:  Great dual degree MBA/MPH program in a large city with multiple job prospects. Also, strong student culture with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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    Patrick Garman, 15MBA
    Internship: International Marketing Strategy Summer Intern, UPS

    Hometown: Birmingham, AL

    Words of Wisdom: Visit the campus for each school you apply to and spend as much time as possible with current students. That's where you'll really get a feel for the day to day.

    Why I chose Goizueta: It was clear from my first interaction with GBS that this is a school that truly values its community and core values.

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    Jason Harlow, 14MBA
    Sr. Finance Analyst, Hewlett Packard

    Hometown:  College Park, GA

    Current City:  Houston, TX

    Words of Wisdom: Goizueta is an atmosphere that creates business leaders but not in a cut-throat way you may find at other schools. The collaborative environment and the shared responsibility of each student is evident and is what fuels success of MBA candidates at Emory. The students here have a mindset that we want to make Goizueta a better place; a better environment socially, professional, and academically. It's not about us (current students), it's about the alum who have come before us who have created this opportunity and academic culture and also the people after us who are deemed with sustaining its greatness. If you choose to come here, a lot will be expected of you, not only in the classroom, but also in the community and extra curricular activities. If you like to be challenged and want to have an array of leadership opportunities in an environment that is safe and collaborative, then Goizueta could be a great fit for you.

    Why you chose Goizueta: Goizueta's community feature, shared responsibility amongst the students which I knew would create a support system to be successful in the program. The One-Year program and it now being apart of the Consortium. Location – Atlanta creates access to global companies is unmatched by most schools.

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    Clair Krigline, 14MBA
    Senior Associate, PwC

    Hometown:  Newnan, GA

    Current City:  Atlanta, GA

    Words of Wisdom: While getting your MBA, be sure to take full advantage of all the opportunities presented to you. The program will fly by so quickly, so get involved as soon as you arrive on campus and try your best to get to know as many people as possible! The Goizueta community is amazing and one of the best ways to leverage your experience is to build your network with the high caliber people who constantly surround you.

    Why you Chose Goizueta:  I chose Goizueta because I had an instant connection with the people from the first time I visited. Like most other things in life, it is the people who are going to make your experience and the genuine community I saw here made me want to be a part of it.

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    Luis Pérez Martín, 15MBA
    Internship: Marketing Intern, Georgia Pacific

    Hometown:  Caracas, Venezuela

    Words of Wisdom:  Talk with as many students as you can and if you have the chance, visit the school!

    Why I chose Goizueta:   After visiting and meeting some students and faculty it just felt like home

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    Baxter McConnell, 15MBA
    Internship: Summer Associate, The Home Depot - Assurance, Advisory & Management Program

    Hometown:  Austin, TX

    Words of Wisdom:  Build connections early on to people in your respective career field. It is vital in both landing the job you want and determining if that is really the career for you.

    Why I chose Goizueta:  The extremely collaborative, tight-knit community. You will build lifelong friendships and open up doors that would not have otherwise been possible. 

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    Randolph Ng, 14MBA
    Associate, McKinsey & Company

    Hometown:  Singapore

    Current City:  Atlanta, GA

    Words of Wisdom: Having a career plan in mind and exploring those options early on by speaking with classmates and seniors will help set you down the right path early on.

    Why you chose Goizueta: Emory boasts a high quality law and public health programs, which allows for cross faculty learning as well as ample opportunities for partners. Likewise, the city of Atlanta provides these options as well, while allowing for networking with companies without the need for excessive travel.

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    Ethan Rosenberg, 14MBA
    Sr. Financial Analyst, Target

    Hometown: Houston, TX

    Current City: Minneapolis, MN

    Words of Wisdom: Business school is an amazing experience and it flies by. Try to take advantage of everything school has to offer and be as active as possible.

    Why you chose Goizueta: The employment statistics. The city of Atlanta. The small class size. The tight community.

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    Setu Shah, 15MBA
    Internship: Summer Associate Consultant, Kurt Salmon

    Hometown: Charlotte, NC

    Current City: Atlanta, GA

    Words of Wisdom: As you progress through your MBA at Goizueta, be sure to actively engage with the peers, professors, advisors, and alumni that comprise the Goizueta community. They will help you define your career path by offering guidance on courses, companies, and any other extracurricular activities, and ultimately help you determine which route is the best fit.

    Why you chose Goizueta: Of all the business schools I visited, I felt an immediate connection with the people at Goizueta from day one. The tight-knit community, compassion, and rigor were evident from the very beginning, and continue to hold true even as I enter into the second year of my MBA. I also valued the diversity, class size, and location -- a combination of characteristics unique to Goizueta.

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    Vikram Sharma, 15MBA
    Internship: Product Planning & Strategy, Samsung Telecommunications America (STA)

    Hometown:  Jaipur, India

    Words of Wisdom:  Be self aware of what you want to accomplish long term. Do not simply follow the herd.

    Why I chose Goizueta:  I chose GBS because of the close-knit community, the great faculty & courses and the fact that over 75 percent of Fortune 1000 companies have a presence in Atlanta.