November 3-6, 2021

Inside Goizueta Transformation Through Diversity

Transformation through Diversity A Virtual MBA Preview Event

Inside Goizueta provides prospective students a look into the vibrant academic, professional and co-curricular experiences that uniquely distinguish the Goizueta MBA. This event is open to all prospective students and will offer programming specifically for AHN (African American, Hispanic American, or Native American), Women, LGBT+ candidates and U.S Veterans.

Once you register for the conference, you will be sent an email with the full agenda and links to register for the events you would like to add to your schedule - register for as many as you'd like! Registered participants will receive the Zoom link to connect to each session via email about an hour prior to the event start time.

Event Schedule

Inside Goizueta Kick Off & Meet Goizueta Activity

6:00 – 7:30 pm ET 


Black at Goizueta: Excellence, Effort, and Evolution

7:30 – 8:30 pm ET 

A student-led panel featuring leadership from Black MBA Association (BMBAA) and Consortium members who will discuss the black experience at Goizueta - wins, opportunities for improvement, and the shared vision we can have for the future.

Swoop In on Goizueta Women In Business (GWIB)

11:00 – 11:45 am ET 

Hosted by current students involved in Goizueta Women In Business (GWIB) to answer your questions and network.


Ask Admissions Anything

12:00 – 12:45 pm ET 

This group drop-in session allows MBA applicants to virtually connect with Admissions Directors about program and application questions. Join us to get your questions answered!  


Top 10 Atlanta - A Verzuz Style Event

1:00 – 1:45 pm ET 

Atlanta is a dynamic, evolving city, home to global companies large and small, an up-and-coming tech & entrepreneurship community, and a vibrant social scene. This session will be an interactive experience where students will be exposed to nightlife, experiences, and neighborhoods around the city of Atlanta. Learn how the city of Atlanta adds to the MBA experience at Goizueta.


The Classroom Experience - Core Finance Class Visit with Professor JB Kurish

2:00 – 2:50 pm ET 

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.  


LeadHERship - The Experience for Women at Goizueta 

6:00 – 7:00 pm ET 

Learn how Goizueta supports women during their MBA program and as they navigate challenges unique to women in business. 


Sipping in Style: Navigating Networking Receptions and Dinner Interviews 

7:00 – 8:30 pm ET 

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.

Swoop In on Veterans: Studying after Serving 

9:00 – 9:45 am ET 

Hosted by current student vets to address applying as a veteran and highlighting how military service develops strengths during matriculation work.


Your Future: Goizueta's Approach to Career Management

10:00 – 10:45 am ET 

Learn about Goizueta's hands-on approach to career management helps students navigate their unique career journey.  From on campus recruitment to enterprise searches, find out about all the possibilities.


Swoop In on LGBT+ and Pride Alliance

11:00 – 11:45 am ET 

Hosted by current students to answer questions about LGBT+ life at Goizueta and in Atlanta. 


Ask Admissions Anything - The Consortium Edition

12:00 – 12:45 pm ET 

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

Clubbing at Goizueta

2:00 - 2:45 pm ET

Join club leaders from a selection of our affinity, social, and industry clubs to learn about activities outside the classroom. Represented clubs include: Black MBA Association, Goizueta Women in Business, South Asian Student Organization, Goizueta Latinx Business Association, Goizueta Veterans Association, Consulting, Finance, Tech, Marketing, Healthcare, and General Management & Operations. 

Learning with Pride: Creating Queer Community in B-School

3:00 – 4:00 pm ET 

This session highlights ways that Goizueta fosters safe spaces on campus. Hear students share how they have found their voice and learned to embrace authenticity as a means to growth. 


School’s Out, What’s Next? Alumni Perspectives & Advice 

4:00 – 4:45 pm ET 

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.

  • Tobi Adetifa, 20MBA, Senior Associate, PwC
  • Rafael Barrera, 19MBA, Senior Manager, Category Leadership & Guest Insights, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Lauren Dawson, 17MBA, Senior Program Manager Lead, LinkedIn
  • Oliva Farley, 20MBA, Investment Banking Associate, Bank of America
  • Diana Koucheravy, 17MBA, Air Product Marketing Manager, UPS

Alumni Keynote & Debrief

4:45 – 5:30 pm ET 

Our Keynote Alumni Speaker is Marcus Siwemuke, 14MBA. Marcus is the Founder and CEO of Three to Five Publishing, LLC. He has 10 years of business development and strategy experience. He has spent the majority of his professional life as a consultant both within and outside of Fortune 500 companies. Prior to that, Marcus was in the Peace Corps, where he realized a passion for empowering and strengthening communities through entrepreneurship. He saw first-hand the pride that comes from owning your own business and having financial independence. Many years later, Marcus and his wife, Julie, were expectant parents. Both avid readers themselves, they wanted books to be a big part of their child’s life as well. They each wanted to support women and minority authors who were featuring strong, positive, diverse characters in their stories. This was more difficult to find than they anticipated. An idea took shape in Marcus’s mind, and Three to Five Publishing was born. View Marcus Siwemuke's profile on Linkedin


Mix & Mingle 

7:00 – 8:00 pm ET 

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

Rise & Shine!

9:00 – 10:00 am ET 

Goizueta promotes holistic well-being, including being physically active, to help curb stress and promote health. Join Shannon Demko, M.L.T. coach and owner of MindfulMBA for an invigorating virtual yoga and mindfulness session! 


Lessons to Blessings

11:00 – 11:45 am ET 

This event will allow a diverse panel of current students to discuss obstacles they faced as part of the application process and through matriculation - this event is intended to highlight intersectionality, overcoming imposter syndrome and will help to highlight allyship.


State of Goizueta

11:45 – 12:15 pm ET 

A global pandemic, social justice issues, and new challenges for businesses have changed students needs and the MBA experience.  Learn what Goizueta is doing now, and what the future may hold. Success and challenges will both be discussed. 


Legacy of Roberto Goizueta: A Hispanic/Latinx Event

1:45 – 2:30 pm ET 

By telling the story of Roberto C. Goizueta, we will highlight impressive wins and stories from the LatinX/Hispanic community at GBS while identifying key opportunities for growth. This session is recommended to all Inside Goizueta attendees to want to learn more about the impact of our namesake has had on our school, Atlanta and the world.


Closing Keynote Speaker and Final Reflections

2:45 – 3:30 pm ET 

Our Closing Keynote Speaker is Pia Flanagan. Pia is Chief Operating Officer of CEO Action for Racial Equity (CEOARE) as part of a two-year fellowship that brings together more than 250 fellows from over one hundred organizations to identify, develop and promote scalable and sustainable public policies and corporate engagement strategies that address systemic racism and social injustice, and improve societal wellbeing.  As COO, Pia  helps lead  the day-to-day strategy  and operations of the fellowship, which launched October 1, 2020.

Throughout the fellowship, Pia  will remain an employee of MassMutual. Prior to taking on her COO role at CEOAFRE, Pia served as Chief of Staff to Roger Crandall, Chairman, President and CEO of MassMutual, and as a member of the Company’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT). Prior to joining MassMutual, Pia was a partner in the New York office of global law firm Baker & McKenzie where she was a member of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group.  Prior to Baker & McKenzie, Pia was an executive compensation and employee benefits attorney for the law firms Coudert Brothers and Morrison Cohen in New York. Pia began her career as a tax consultant for Deloitte & Touche in New York.


Our Commitment to Diversity

At Goizueta, diversity is a commitment to nurture -- and challenge -- the unique perspectives that will shape the future of business. It's a commitment to innovate in traditional fields and embrace emerging insights. It is the foundation of our intentions and actions. It is one of the core values by which we lead.

Join us during Inside Goizueta to experience our inclusive community and discover the value of a small school in a big city.

We aspire to create and sustain a community at Goizueta that is the best place to study and work. In support of this, we are committed to be a destination where all are respected, supported and valued. Goizueta has taken several important steps towards achieving this mission, including the adoption of a school-wide diversity vision statement, the appointment of a director of diversity and community initiatives, and the creation of a diversity committee.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council

The mission of the DEI Council is to enhance community, ultimately helping Goizueta Business School to realize the vision of a diverse, equitable and inclusive place for every person without exception. The council is led by Jill Perry-Smith, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, and seeks to influence strategy, advise Goizueta Business School leadership, assess progress towards objectives, and share DEI related happenings. 

The Legacy of Roberto C. Goizueta

Roberto C. Goizueta was a Cuban-American visionary and role model who forged his way into corporate America to bring about unforgettable and lasting value. Our namesake was one of the great business leaders of the 20th century. During his 16-year tenure at The Coca Cola Company, Roberto Goizueta increased its value from $4 billion to $145 billion — ensuring its place among "America's Most Admired Corporations," as listed by Fortune. While building the business, Roberto Goizueta also contributed substantially to the progress of Emory and the business school. Throughout his life, Roberto Goizueta was driven by curiosity, intellectual courage, and integrity. We are honored to share his name and live out his values, which form the cornerstone of our educational approach and are fundamental to our mission to educate the best of tomorrow's leaders.

A Word from Our Alumni


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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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

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