Academic Advising & Support
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 email Celeta Vanderpool 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 17 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 structuring of a new joint BBA/Masters of Accounting degree, and the launch of the Goizueta Summer Business Institute. Andrea is a faculty member in Organization & 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 consults to the Graduate Management Admission Council's group on undergraduate student outreach. Outside the Business School she is faculty advisor to AHANA and ETV and chair of the Emory Advisory on Entrepreneurship. Additionally, she serves on the advisory board of the Economic Empowerment Initiative as well as on the boards of multiple entrepreneurial ventures including Campus MovieFest, the world's largest student film festival, and Emory Campus Bubble. She earned a B.S. in Management from Tulane University and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business of Duke University and completed her doctoral work (ABD) 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. Andrea is a slow but avid runner and a very big fan of music, as long as it is rock!
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, Associate Director, BBA/Pre-BBA Student Advising and Programming
Jessica has been a part of the Emory community since 2005, helping students in a variety of capacities. After completing a fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2003, Jessica served as the Manager of Graduate Training Programs for the Association of Schools of Public Health, 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. Upon joining Emory, she worked 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 joined the BBA Program Office in 2010 as an advisor to BBA and pre-BBA students and as a member of the Admissions Committee. She enjoys advising students throughout their four years to maximize their experience, as well as meeting with prospective students visiting Emory. 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, and is currently pursuing a PhD in College Student Affairs Administration at the University of Georgia.
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.
Jennifer Ross, Assistant Director, Employer Relations & Marketing
Jennifer joined the Goizueta family in January of 2010 as a member of the Full-Time MBA Career Management Center. She served for two years as the Recruiting Coordinator for the MBA CMC managing on-campus recruiting logistics. In January 2012 the MBA CMC for Working Professionals was established and Jennifer joined that new team. She supported the establishment of new programming and events for Evening & Executive MBA students. She served in the role of Programming Coordinator for over a year before joining the BBA CMC as the Assistant Director of Employer Relations & Marketing in June 2013. Jennifer received a B.A. in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University.
Valerie Molyneaux, Director, International Programs
Valerie has worked at Emory for 10 years. She joined the BBA Program Office four years ago, with a focus on International Programs. Valerie has degrees from the University of Georgia (go Bulldogs!), Case Western Reserve University (go Spartans!) and Kent State University (go Golden Flashes!). Here at Goizueta, she has taught senior seminars on creative problem solving and going global. Valerie's goal as an advisor is to help you have the best experience possible while at Goizueta.
Robin Dunn, Associate Director, Student Life and Engagement
Robin 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 enjoys being part of 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 sq.mls) 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 eight years her passion has been her profession. Before joining Goizueta and the BBA Program in August 2008, Celeta was a full time lecturer in Psychology and was involved extensively with program development for the City University of New York and St. Johns University. For four years she served in the role of Senior Associate Director (Student Life and Leadership) of the BBA Program where she worked closely with the BBA Council, clubs and organizations, case competitions, and facilitated Orientation in addition to providing academic advising to many of our BBA students. At present Celeta works primarily with student development and advising and manages the BEST (Business Education Support Team) program which provides academic support and resources to our students. When she's not actively engaged with you as an advisor, Celeta is serving as a part time lecturer in Psychology or being "mommy" to her beautiful daughter, Sheridan. Celeta 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.