November 5-7, 2020

Inside Goizueta

Embracing the diversity of Thought, association, and purpose

Our Conference provides prospective students with a look into vibrant campus experiences and knowledge that uniquely distinguish the Goizueta MBA.

Inside Goizueta 2020 will be held virtually to bring prospects from across the country together with Goizueta current students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Programming will take place Thursday evening and throughout the day/evening Friday and Saturday (with breaks). 

Thursday, November 5th

6:00 - 6:45PM Welcoming Remarks and Activity

Brian Mitchell, Full-Time MBA Program Dean
Melissa Rapp, Graduate Admissions Dean

7:00PM Sipping in Style: Navigating Networking Receptions and Dinner Interviews with a Virtual Wine Tasting

Monique Jackson, Associate Director, Goizueta Graduate Career Management Center, Consortium Orientation Program
Simone Bergese, Master Sommelier for Chateau Elan

Being prepared is a key to success and we understand that means more than a great resume. Learn about our robust, differentiated approach to preparing for the Consortium Orientation Program (OP) and how you can prepare yourself for the more social side of corporate recruitment. With a focus on preparation, this session is valuable to wine drinkers and non-drinkers alike.

Friday, November 6th

11:00 - 11:45AM Academic Growth and Success at Goizueta

Karen Sedatole, Interim John H. Harland Dean; Goizueta Advisory Board Term Professor of Accounting
J.B. Kurish, Professor in the Practice of Finance

A cornerstone of your MBA journey will be your academic experience. Learn how Goizueta’s unique approach to the core curriculum and classroom experience prepare you for a lifetime of career success.

12:00 - 12:45PM Alumni Keynote: Making it to my Dream Job

Greg Feo, 04MBA

Greg Feo, 04MBA, Vice President, Film Marketing, WarnerMedia
Greg leads strategy development and campaign implementation of Warner Bros. feature films on digital platforms. Combining a background in banking with his Goizueta MBA, Greg has climbed the entertainment industry ladder including roles at Netflix, NBCUniversal, Hulu and most recently WarnerMedia. Hear about his journey as a LatinX professional and his MBA experience. Originally from Miami, Florida, Greg is a first-generation Cuban-American. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.

 
1:00 - 1:45PM Getting to Goizueta & Surviving The First Semester

Current Goizueta Students, Moderated by Lyndsey Fridie, 21MBA

Current students share their experiences with finding the best MBA program for them and strategies for making the most of the first semester in school. Finding a good fit, considering career and personal goals and motivations for getting an MBA will be shared.

2:00 - 2:30PM Ask Admissions Anything

Libby Livingston, Senior Director of Admissions

Bring your questions about the Goizueta and the Consortium application processes. Libby will be providing answers, advice and strategies based on her 20+ years of admissions experience.

5:30 - 6:30PM Swoop Ins

Choose your own adventure during this session designed to provide you access to current students with similar interests. From industries, to academic concentrations, to clubs and activities, you can choose as many topics as you like (or there is time for). Make sure to grab your Swoop-In koozie for these sessions!

  • Career Transformation: Leveraging your MBA to switch industries or functions and drive an ROI on investment
  • Welcome to the A! Discuss moving to Atlanta and all that comes with it (housing, places to eat, places to go etc.) 
  • You have been accepted, now what? How to get mentally prepared for an MBA experience (allocating time, priority setting, conference opportunties and transitioning into school mode)
  • The Goizueta Effect: Diversity in leadership, small class-size, leadership opportunities and networking opportunities at all levels
6:45 - 7:45PM School’s Out, What’s Next? Alumni Perspectives & Advice

Choosing an MBA program is also choosing a network for life. Hear from our alumni about how the Goizueta experience has shaped their professional career and personal life long after being on-campus.

Julius Bryant 17MBA, Senior Marketing Analytics Manager, Amazon
David Mendez 15MBA, Senior Consultant, Scott Madden 
Lauren McGlory 16MBA, Senior Marketing Manager, PepsiCo
Naomi Singleterry 15MBA, Senior Business Consultant, Chick-fil-A 

8:00 - 9:00PM Mix & Mingle #togetherapart

Get ready to get social with a DJ, games & more. Dress code: rep your squad by wearing your letters, undergrad mascot or company swag.

Saturday, November 7th

10:00 - 11:00AM Rise and Shine!

Shannon Demko, Registered Yoga Instructor & MLT coach
Tamyra Irving: Zumba Instructor

Goizueta promotes holistic well-being, including being physically active, to help curb stress and promote health. If Latin beats are your jam, join us for an invigorating Zumba session. If you like a more relaxing start, join us for few sun salutations or take a run. Post your after-work out selfie on the groupme! We will also be sending details about a virtual 2 mile fun run, so stay tuned!

12:00 - 12:45PM Living Your Best Life @ GBS & Beyond

Current Goizueta Students, Moderated by Bryan Shepherd, 22MBA

Hear from current students on making the most of your Goizueta experience. No topics are off-limits; from the best places to eat & best pours in Atlanta, to choosing the best professors, to the ideal places to live, to maximizing your growth and development.

1:00 - 1:45PM: Mid-Day Keynote Speaker: Lessons from my Grandmother

L'Alelia Bundles, Author, Journalist, Truth Seeker

A’Lelia Bundles, Author, Journalist, Truth Seeker & great-great granddaughter of Madame C. J. Walker

A'Lelia shares the lessons learned from her great-great grandmother, a pioneering American entrepreneur and philanthropist, which helped her win an Emmy, write a New York Times most notable book, achieve success as a network television executive and positively impact society. She is at work on her fifth book, The Joy Goddess of Harlem: A’Lelia Walker and the Harlem Renaissance, a biography of her great-grandmother, whose parties and arts patronage helped define that era. On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker – a New York Times Notable Book about her entrepreneurial great-great-grandmother – is the inspiration for Self Made, a four-part Netflix series. With Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer in the lead role, it premiered in the #1 slot during its first weekend in March 2020.

 
2:00 - 2:45PM Discovering Your Why: Beating Imposter Syndrome

A rising finance star on your left, a two-companies funded and sold entrepreneur on your right, and an award winning non-profit prodigy behind you; it’s easy to wonder how you ended up in b-school and if you belong. That’s Imposter Syndrome and everyone experiences it at some point. Learn how to identify it and overcome it in this interactive session.

6:00 - 6:45PM Evening Keynote Speaker: My Journey to the Boardroom and Closing Remarks

Reginald Walker, SVP Conde Naste

Reginald Williams, Senior Vice President for Programming, Condé Nast Entertainment

Recognized for building some of the most engaged and influential media platforms in entertainment, successfully leading teams in both global media corporations and start-up companies, structuring and negotiating multi-million dollar content partnerships and launching and running progressive entrepreneurial ventures, Reginald Williams will share how he made it to the  boardroom. Reginald oversees digital video and audio programming for Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, WIRED, The New Yorker, Pitchfork, Bon Appetit and several other brands, delivering more than a billion views per month. Reggie is also the founder and CEO of Ambrosia For Heads (AFH), a Hip-Hop lifestyle digital media company that curates and creates content via its website, social media platforms and podcast. Over 10 years, Reggie has grown AFH into one of the most credible and respected brands in Hip-Hop, among consumers, artists and industry professionals.

A Word from Our Students

BIG BUSINESS AND BEYOND

Bold, welcoming, dynamic, diverse, and thoroughly innovative. Atlanta is third in the nation for Fortune 500 headquarters and home to some of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. It’s also one of the country’s top tech hubs. Goizueta is connected to it all – and you will be too. If you’re ready to learn how to be a business innovator in a global city, this is it. Go disrupt. Go create. Go reimagine. Go innovate.

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Inside Goizueta FAQ

Prospective students interested in attending Inside Goizueta must complete a registration form by October 18, 2019. Registrations will be confirmed by email within ten business days of receipt. 

Your Inside Goizueta registration confirmation, or requests for additional information, will be sent to you via email within ten business days of receipt.

Since space is limited, priority is given to participants who have not attended a previous Inside Goizueta. All previous attendees who register to attend this year will be confirmed if space if available.

It is recommended that you attend Inside Goizueta in the year that you plan to apply for business school but we will evaluate all registrations on a space-availability basis.

Yes. All attendees who request an interview on their registration form will have the opportunity to complete their admissions interview via Zoom within a designated time frame during and after the Inside Goizueta weekend. Instructions for scheduling your admissions interview will be provided in your confirmation email.

Yes, you will have exposure to the large Goizueta and Atlanta communities during Inside Goizueta.

How Do You Say "Goizueta"?

Members of the Goizueta Business School community explain how they pronounce "Goizueta" in recognition of the school's namesake, Roberto C. Goizueta.

Questions about Inside Goizueta

Contact our MBA Admissions staff.