- Coco Chalfant, 16MBAPre-Goizueta Employment: Marketing Manager, Paradigm Group
Hometown: Breckenridge, CO
Words of Wisdom: Culture matters. You will spend thousands of hours with your classmates over two years. Make sure you talk with current students/alumni or schedule an on-campus visit to understand what the school is like and whether you can see yourself in that community.
Why I chose Goizueta: To me, Goizueta has the perfect combination of strong academic experience, corporate partners, and tightly-knit community. Everyone I've met at Goizueta wants to be here and help you make the most of your time in business school.
- Reynaldo Hellmund, 15FTMBAInternship: Summer Associate, UBS
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Words of Wisdom: EVERYTHING is going to be OK!
Why I chose Goizueta:Community, city and potential to find new jobs
- Michihiro Kawashima, 16MBAPre-Goizueta Employment: Manager, DENSO Corporation
Concentration/Industry: Consulting/Strategy & Marketing
Hometown: Nagoya, Japan
Words of Wisdom: If you share with the idea of our seven core values, GBS will be the best fit for you.
Why I chose Goizueta: My priorities to choose business school are small school, diversity, and strong connections with global enterprise. Goizueta is the perfect fit for me.
- Sean Khant, 15MBAPre-Goizueta Employment: Medical School, MagnaMotor
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Words of Wisdom: YOLO – You only live once! As you sift through Goizueta’s website, be true to yourself and compare and contrast what you want with what Emory has to offer. Although all of the top 20 business schools provide various opportunities for students to develop both inside and outside the classroom, each has unique insights and perspectives on how to foster this personal and professional maturation. As you navigate your choices, continue to discover yourself and cross check your own strengths and capabilities with your life and career goals. If you decide on Goizueta’s congenial educational environment, much will be expected from you in order to fulfill the program’s shared learning responsibility. However, I can assure you that the more you put into it, the more you are likely to take away.
Why I chose Goizueta: GBS is a dynamic, diverse, and internationally recognized institution located on Emory’s beautiful campus, which is enriched by the legacy and thriving energy of Atlanta. Goizueta’s unique size and culture provide an intimate, experiential learning experience amongst accessible faculty and a collaborative community that supports shared learning and lifetime success.
- David Ku, 16MBAPre-Goizueta Employment: Assistant Manager, KPMG
Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
Words of Wisdom: Have a goal and work hard to achieve it.
Why I chose Goizueta: I want a small community where I know everyone when I graduate and also receive the Top 20 education.
- Heidi Laki, 16MBAPre-Goizueta Employment: Product Innovation Manager, Reliant Energy
Hometown: Houston, TX
Words of Widsom: The days are long but the years are short, so approach life with intention. Feel out your options for schools and decide what is culturally right for you because your future cohorts are your future network.
Why I chose Goizuta: I met the administration, the faculty and the students and the school "felt right" for me. I was able to easily imagine myself engaging with the Goizueta community.
- Michael Larem, 15MBAPre-Goizueta Employment: Management Consultant, Accenture
"Through the focus on dealing with ambiguity, Goizueta has shown me a wide range of different approaches and new ways to think about the problems i deal with in my work as a consultant. This is particularly thanks to the encouragement in each of our classes to think about problems in new ways. The prime example is in the class "Appcology" where we truly learn about the forefront of technological development and future trends and are challenged to think in the same way and come up with our own ideas."
Hometown: Frankfurt, Germany
Words of Wisdom: Take the time to consider what you want to get out of the MBA and make your decision (which school to go to) accordingly. An MBA at Emory is much more than the name of a good school and a 3-letter degree. But you have to know what it is that you want out of it.
Why I chose Goizueta: I chose Emory because a friend had told me about the great community and environment at GBS. On top, I was looking specifically at a 1-year program and the small size and collaborative approach of the program sold me.
- Rachel Lattimore, 14MBAHuman Capital Senior Consultant, Deloitte
Hometown: Lithonia, GA
Words of Wisdom: Be yourself! You are more than the words on your resume. You have an amazing story and a unique perspective to add, so share it genuinely and passionately.
Why I chose Goizueta: The easy answer is it just "fit." At a certain point, you have to set aside the rankings, the pros/cons lists, the money on the table, etc. figure out what feels right. Goizueta felt like home and I chose to stay.
"It's important for candidates to understand the unique opportunity which Goizueta presents: an amazing academic institution, in a major city, with an incredible network and support system. Women at Goizueta are engaged, active, and leading members of the Goizueta community. As a woman at Goizueta you are treated as an equal and valued member of the school and business community."
- Naya-Joi Martin, 14MBATeam Player Development Manager and Basketball Operations Coordinator, Atlanta Hawks
Concentration/Industry: Marketing/Sports Management
Current City: Atlanta, GA
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Words of Wisdom: Follow you passion and push yourself to stay committed to it. It'll be hard but worth it!
Why I chose Goizueta: Size, location, reputation and the community!
- Brittany Moore, 16MBAPre-Goizueta Employment: Program Manager, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Words of Wisdom: Organization is key to success in business school. There will be some nights of limited sleep but if you stay organized and on top of things, you can keep that very limited. If you are struggling with the course material, reach out to your professors. They are super helpful and always make time for their students. For choosing a career, knowing what you want to do is very helpful but it is also important to stay open-minded as you may learn about something new through company presentations, conferences, and your fellow classmates.
Why I chose Goizueta: The people that I talked to about the school were very excited about Goizueta and the MBA program. I also liked the flexibility of the schedule starting the second semester of my first year which allows me to build a class schedule that caters to my career goals.
- Molly Parker, 16MBAPre-Goizueta Employment: Employer Relations Manager, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Concentration/Industry: Marketing & Healthcare
Hometown: Denver, CO
Words of Wisdom: When choosing a business school, think about what learning environments you thrive best in. Goizueta offers small classes and hands on learning that truly differientiates itself among the top 20 business schools.
Why I chose Goizueta: I knew Goizueta was the only choice for me! The big selling point was what the alumni had to say about Goizueta. Whether they graduated last year or 30 years ago, their passion for the school and their experiences blew me away. The friendships and network you find here, truly last a lifetime.
- Chris Sanson, 16MBAPre-Goizueta Employment: Associate , First Annapolis Consulting
Hometown: Pequannock, NJ
Words of Wisdom: Try to visit the programs you are applying to and get a feel for the people - the students, faculty, and administrators - that will be with you for the next two years. You'll be spending a LOT of your time with these people, and they will form the foundation of your network after graduation. Don't underestimate how important it is to feel like you can fit in with and relate to your class and school.
Why I chose Goizueta: At the various events I attended while applying to schools, I was impressed by the level of community and collaboration I observed among the student body, and I was excited by the level of genuine enthusiasm and interest shown by the faculty and administrators.
- David Scott, 15MBAPre-Goizueta Employment: Director of Operations, MECO of Atlanta
Hometown: Geneva, Il
Words of Wisdom: The summer of the One-Year program is a very intense academic experience. However, it flies by and you will quickly be able to look back proudly upon all you have accomplished in such a short period of time. You will be amazed by the strong connections you have formed with your classmates, and will be proud to call Goizueta home.
Why I chose Goizueta: Goizueta offers a truly exceptional combination of a world class education and a very tight knit community. The personal relationships formed at Goizueta are very powerful, and the faculty and staff truly want to know each student and help them succeed.
- Vartika Vats, 15MBAInternship: Summer Associate, Deloitte
Hometown: New Delhi, India
Words of Wisdom: Networking is very important to get the career you really want. Its not only about meeting people but building professional relationships with them.
Why I chose Goizueta: I chose it for its close knit community and the great learning environment
- Derek Whitworth, 16MBAPre-Goizueta Employment: Marketing Manager, Air Canada
Concentration/Industry: Marketing & Consulting
Hometown: New Canaan, CT
Words of Wisdom: I’d encourage anyone who’s applying to full-time program at a top business school to really carefully evaluate the class size that’s best suited for them. Coming from a smaller, liberal arts undergraduate program, the size of Goizueta felt right to me.
Why I chose Goizueta: I applied to a few schools, but upon visiting Goizueta, I was sold. The intimate structure of the GBS is well complemented by the impressive campus & resources of Emory University, and the proximity to a city as vibrant as Atlanta is something that few other schools could offer.