Monday, March 31, 2008
My name is Sunil Golecha and I'm a first year student in the full-time 2yr MBA program. I hope you all had a great time during the Welcome Weekend. Unfortunately, I couldn't participate in the weekend events because of a confict but I have been hearing wonderful things about the incoming class from my classmates. I can't wait to meet you all!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I encourage the class of 2010 to embrace this tradition with open arms and take hold of these precious few opportunities available to improve our character.
Greetings from 14,000 feet.
Monday, March 24, 2008
My name is Akerho Oghoghomeh or AK for short and I'm a first year student here at Goizueta. I'm focusing my studies on Brand Management and my background is in Operations and Production. That seems to serve me pretty well in some of my classes. I'm originally from NJ and am loving it here in Atlanta, the weather is much more mild in the winter and stays pretty nice all year round.
This week has been pretty good so far. I've got a couple of projects due in Market Intelligence, Product and Brand Mgmt, and IT/OPs so I plan to be pretty busy over the next few days.
Welcome weekend seems to have arrived earlier than anticipated, but I'm really looking forward to meeting the new students for this coming fall. I've been on the Welcome Weekend Committee and have been working hard to get everything in order. I hope it all goes the way its planned.
Well that's enough of an entry for today. Check back tomorrow when I add another chapter to my exciting life.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
I directed and managed a turnaround strategy for the company by working with and restructuring each department, instituting critical business processes, and leading team efforts to innovatively expand visibility and increase profitability.
Together, my team and I analyzed financial and operational factors that were contributing to negative cash flow and implemented a targeted distribution and circulation strategy that expanded the company’s subscriber base by 40%. Completing my objectives and having set the framework for expansion, I decided to return to Emory to further my education in finance and accounting in order to compliment my strong general management skill set as I try to enter the Venture Capital world.
I'm really happy I came back to Emory for my MBA, because I felt like it was coming full circle in terms of my academic education leading into my work experience half a world away, and coming back home to collect my bearings as I make the transition into a new career path.
Tomorrow, I will write about student life at school and in Atlanta.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
My name is Yaniv and I would like to welcome you to the blog of the Goizueta Business School's students.
I am a student in the Full Time MBA program, class of 2009.
- I spend most of my day there - Maybe that's why it is called Full Time MBA
My busy schedule does not allow me to update my blog http://theyanec.com/
- I hardly find time to take pictures. But I did take some nice ones when school started. The one hereunder was shot back in July
And I love it!
- It's only the second semester and I have already learned a few new languages: Economics, Accounting, Leading People, and I can even say some more words in (broken) Spanish
- I am among a great community. Students are competing for grades, but are still willing to study together and share informational study guides.
- Our Career Management Center has provided me with opportunities to combine my technology background and my business aspirations.
- I am fulfilling a childhood dream of mine by participating in a real world project with The Coca-Cola Company.
In this blog, we will be sharing many of our experiences as well as some aspects of Goizueta that are unique to the school. So, here is an interesting experience I had last week:
Goizueta Plus (or G+) class - building presentation and inter-personal skills. Our Dean, Prof. Steve Walton, just tought us how to communicate a story and I was about to tell one about a random subject in front of 180 students. Usually, I have no problems speaking, but I had great difficulty with this situation. I took a deep breath as my face turned red and my heart started pounding. Hopefully my classmates couldn't tell that I hadn't read the directions before class. Now, Go! Three minutes and it's over. Feedback - I think they liked it. It really appears to be a great way to practice for future presentations.