Goizueta Career Connection (GCC) serves as a jumpstart to the fall recruiting season for many Goizueta students. On Aug. 23, the High Museum of Art in downtown Atlanta provided the backdrop for the annual event organized by the Career Management Center (CMC).
“I’ve only been here two weeks but already have participated in great networking opportunities. My career coach contacted me very early to work on my elevator pitch, resume and career plan,”
says Rachel Lei, Two-Year 15MBA. “I feel like I have someone to really support me and provide great feedback as I’m going through the MBA process.”
GCC brings together Corporate Sponsors and Goizueta MBA students for a day of networking and career exploration. Early career preparation paired with early networking offerings means Goizueta students can confidently take advantage of the exposure to top companies.
“It’s a great opportunity to start early. Many MBA students at other schools haven’t even started meeting with recruiters yet,” says Orlin Atanassov, Two-Year 15MBA. “The CMC’s preparation allowed me to feel very comfortable having fluid conversations with company representatives.”
During the “Meet Your Future” portion of the day, students rotated through roundtable discussions with representatives from Corporate Sponsor companies. Each session allowed students to learn more about the companies and placed recruiters face-to-face with potential hires.
“My biggest takeaway from GCC is that networking truly is about relationships and going deeper than surface level,” says Ali Fadlallah, One-Year 14MBA.
“I’ve made a lot of new connections that I’ll be able to follow up with,” says Donato Wilkins, One-Year 14MBA.
Later in the evening, the tables turned and student leaders from over 10 on-campus academic clubs offered information about their various organizations to Corporate Sponsors. This allowed company representatives to easily interact with target populations.
Participating companies covered the spectrum of business: marketing, consulting, finance, real estate and other specialized industries. This year, over 25 companies sent representatives to connect with Goizueta students.
Companies attending this year’s Goizueta Connection included:
Accenture, AT&T, Brooks International, Citi, Cloud Sherpas, The Coca-Cola Company, Deloitte, Delta Air Lines, Emory Investment Management, EY, Gallup, GE Capital, Georgia-Pacific, Home Depot, Humana, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, JP Morgan, Kimberly-Clark, Liberty Mutual, McKesson, NCR, PwC, SEI, ScottMadden, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Wells Fargo