As an incoming student, you will be assigned an academic advisor upon entrance to the business school. Your academic advisor will assure that you are making satisfactory progress toward your BBA degree and that your course selection is appropriate for your educational and professional goals. You will meet with your advisor each semester to arrange coursework. A crucial component of the advising process is to assist you in taking advantage of the many resources and opportunities available through the business school.
The Business Education Support Team (BEST) can provide you with personalized feedback and guidance should you face any academic struggles. An advisor is available to speak with you about specific concerns and strategies for addressing those concerns. A BEST advisor can help you with note-taking skills, test preparation and strategies, class participation strategies, group project management, time management, test anxiety, and more. Additionally, we can direct you to additional resources as needed. If you are struggling academically, please contact Celeta Vanderpool at Celeta_Vanderpool@bus.emory.edu to schedule an appointment.
We recognize that the foundation of successful business in the 21st century is clear, effective communication. The Goizueta Business Writing Center exists to promote better writing in the business community, providing assistance and editing for BBA students. During the regular semester, the BWC operates from 16-20 hours per week. Consultants may also be available, by advance arrangement, for appointments after hours, on weekends, during some holidays, and at various times during the summer. For more information, please visit http://www.bus.emory.edu/bwc/.
Andrea Hershatter, Senior Associate Dean & Program Director, BBA Program
Andrea has served in a number of capacities at the graduate and undergraduate level during her twenty-five years at the Goizueta Business School. She has been responsible for setting the strategic direction and overseeing the execution of all aspects of the BBA program for the last 16 years and has been delighted to play a role in its emergence as one of the foremost business programs in the world. Three of her most recent programmatic initiatives are the creation of three joint concentrations with Emory College, the development of a multi-dimensional holistic leadership co-curriculum, and the launch of the Goizueta Summer Business Institute. Andrea is a faculty member in Organization and Management and teaches Entrepreneurship, as well as a Senior Seminar on the entertainment industry. She is a frequent lecturer and consultant on the Millennial generation, and chaired the Graduate Management Admission Council's strategic advisory group on undergraduate student outreach. Additionally, she serves on the advisory board of the Economic Empowerment Initiative, a non-profit organizations focused on inner-city youth, and the Bloomberg Assessment Advisory Board as well as on the boards of multiple entrepreneurial ventures including Campus MovieFest, the world's largest student film festival. She earned a B.S. in Management from Tulane University and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business of Duke University and is a Ph.D. candidate in advanced standing in Emory’s Institute of Liberal Arts . She is the recipient of the university-wide Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, the Don Keough Award for Excellence and the Goizueta Outstanding Staff Impact Award, recognizing the most significant contributions to the School's growth, development and success during it 90 year history.
Libby Egnor, Assistant Dean
Libby attended the University of Michigan, where she earned a B.A. in Political Science. She then moved to Albany, New York, where she worked for the New York State Assembly as a policy analyst for six years. She entered academia when she began working for NYU in a faculty development program. She joined Goizueta Business School in 2000 as the assistant director for the International Program Office. In 2005 she became the Director of Admissions for the BBA Program. In 2007 Libby spearheaded the launch of the Goizueta Scholars Program, along with overseeing the development and programming for the Goizueta Pathways Program. She is the 2008 recipient of the Donald Keough Award for Excellence, and teaches a Senior Seminar on Women in Business.
Jessica Lowy, Assistant Director, BBA/Pre-BBA Student Advising and Programming
Jessica earned a B.A. in psychology with a minor in economics from Vassar College, and a Master of Public Health from the University of South Florida. After completing a fellowship at the CDC in 2003, Jessica served as the Manager of Graduate Training Programs for the Association of Schools of Public Health from 2003-2005, placing students in internships and fellowships throughout the CDC. This role introduced Jessica to the joys of working with students as they strive to pursue their educational and professional goals. She joined Emory in 2005, serving as a Career Counselor at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health, where she advised students and alumni on the job search process and collaborated with employers to create meaningful internship and employment opportunities for graduates. Jessica is thrilled to have joined the BBA Program in October 2010 as an Advisor to BBA and pre-BBA students and enjoys contributing to advisement, admissions and programming efforts.
Pamela Brown, Senior Director, BBA Career Management Center
Pam is the Sr Director of The Goizueta Business School’s BBA Career Management Center. She has a diverse background including both professional and academic experience. Her professional experience includes eleven years in management, training, and consulting with corporations such as Federated Department Stores, Mary Kay Cosmetics and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Her academic experience includes teaching, researching and career services. She has taught Management classes to both undergraduate and graduate students in Organizational Behavior and Negotiation. She has performed research in such areas as Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Organizational Culture and Climate, Training, Assessment and Negotiation at Cornell University, University of North Carolina and Georgia State University, culminating in publication in The Journal of Social Psychology. Previously, Pam worked as Director of MBA Career Services at Goizueta and as an Associate Director and Career Counselor in Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. Pam’s undergraduate degree from Cornell University is a BS in Business Management and Economics. Her graduate degree from Georgia State University is a MS in Management, specializing in Organizational Behavior and Development.
Anne M. Kocurek, Director, Career Counseling
Anne graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, with a degree in Opera Performance. She studied abroad in London and helped start a new sorority her Senior year. She worked her way into the world of Advertising and played there for 12 years working with many Fortune 100 companies leading Account Services on traditional and new media projects for clients from boutique creative shops . Along the way she earned her Master's degree in Leadership Development at Augsburg College, began a business in Executive Leadership Coaching, and taught classes in Communications at several local colleges. Anne joined Emory in 2005 to create a Leader Development Program for Evening MBA students and was lucky to plan travel to China, Argentina, Brazil, Dubai, and Egypt with the students to visit companies. She has taught the Senior Seminar Guerilla Marketing since 2006. She is so happy to work in the BBA CMC to help you discover what your career path can look like and to advise you on your academic courses at Emory.
Cynetta Freeman, Associate Director of Employer Relations and Career Counseling
Cynetta Freeman is the Associate Director of Employer Relations and Career Counseling in the Goizueta BBA Career Management Center. Prior to this role, Cynetta spent 2 years as an Associate Director of Employer Relations in the Goizueta MBA Career Management Center and almost 4 years at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business Career Management Center, where she held roles such as Senior Career Counselor, Career Counselor, and Employer Relations Coordinator. She also has experience teaching undergraduate courses such as Career Development, Professional Development, and Interpersonal Relations. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Master of Science in Human Resource Development from Georgia State University. She first began her career in Human Resources and Campus Recruiting. With almost 6 years of HR/Recruitment exposure, 7 years in Career Services and 6 year of teaching, she believes that she has a wealth of knowledge to offer undergraduate business students.
Valerie Molyneaux, Director, International Programs
Valerie just joined the BBA Program Office in January 2008, focusing on International Programs. She worked at Emory, however, for five years prior to that, in both Student Conduct and Residence Life and Housing. Valerie have managed to be a student for much of my life, most recently earning my doctorate from the University of Georgia (go Bulldogs!). Her dissertation was about college students' preparation for the work world. She studied English and philosophy at Case Western Reserve University (go Spartans!) and received her master's degree in college administration from Kent State (go Golden Flashes!). The two things Valerie loves best about working with students are watching them discover their interests and helping them formulate concrete plans to achieve their goals.
Robin Dunn, Associate Director, Student Life and Engagement
Robin recently moved to Atlanta and joined the BBA Program Office in August 2011. She holds a B.A. in Communications from Baylor University and a M.A. in Teaching from Belmont University. Her career in higher education includes positions in alumni relations and development at Vanderbilt University, Northwestern University and University of Chicago. In previous roles, she has worked with students and alumni from around the world to develop programs that create meaningful engagement opportunities based on special interests, affinities and locations. She is excited to be joining the BBA Program Office to help prepare, develop and equip students to realize their fullest potential.
Celeta Vanderpool, Senior Associate Director, Advising and Student Development
Celeta was born in Bridgetown, Barbados, a small island country (166 square miles) in the West Indies, known for its white sand beaches and coral reefs. She migrated to New York in 1997 to pursue her educational goals, and did so by earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with a minor in philosophy from The City University of New York and a Master of Arts degree in Psychology and Education from Columbia University. For the last seven years Celeta’s passion has been her profession. She has been a full time lecturer in Psychology and has been involved extensively with program development for the City University of New York and St.Johns University. Celeta relocated to Georgia in January of 2008, and is very excited about performing her role as Senior Associate Director of the BBA Program. She believes, as Joseph Campbell did, that the job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves. She looks forward to taking this journey with you as you are stimulated intellectually, personally and professionally at the Goizueta Business School.