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Emory Goizueta Sample Essays

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Emory Goizueta Sample Essays set 1

Emory Goizueta Essay 1: Define your short-term post-MBA career goals. How are your professional strengths, past experience and personal attributes aligned with these goals?

In line with my interest to work as a “Solution Consultant” in a top management consultancy firm such as Mckinsey Solutions or as a “Senior Presales consultant” in a software product conglomerate in Atlanta, my immediate goal through MBA, will be to learn the nuances of the field. I intend to work with intangible data to assist clients, build solutions and solve real
time problems.

Since completing under-graduation, I have worked in Samsung first as a software developer in the Set Top Box domain then transitioned into Presales consulting. In this role, I was exposed to international market and worked with prestigious clients in India, South East Asia and the Middle East. I was able to interact well with CXOs of different verticals in events and summits. I led many initiatives of defining solution proposals and was given a chance to travel to client locations. This position apprised me of the significant role a technical sales consultant plays in balancing the customer requirements with that of the company’s products.

Initially having worked in a team under experienced consultants, I have gained valuable experience in terms of business and technology functions and a wholesome of consulting skills. I was able to correlate some of my attributes that could assist me in consulting. These include perseverance, a will to learn and ambition. Overall personal growth is important to me. I want a career where I can lead and take decisions.

In keeping with these desires, I was excited to discover that I could work with Fortune 500 companies to solve real time business challenges in Goizueta Marketing strategy Consultancy subject while talking with current student Sanibh Aryan and reading student blog. As such, I believe that my learning and training at Emory will prove invaluable in shaping my attributes to better align with my targets, both short-term and long.


Emory Goizueta Essay 2: The business school is named for Roberto C. Goizueta, former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, who led the organization for 16 years, extending its global reach, quadrupling consumption, building brand responsibility, and creating unprecedented shareholder wealth. Mr. Goizueta's core values guide us in educating Principled Leaders for Global Enterprise. Provide an example of your leadership - professional or personal - and explain what you learned about yourself through the experience.

In November 2014, I was tasked by the Regional Marketing Headquarters to set up an enterprise business showroom that would exhibit all the products and solutions that Samsung offers.

I knew I had to be meticulous in my planning given the multi-million Rupee investment. I visited the site early to find a raw place with only furniture and sealed cardboard boxes. By the end of the day, I had solutions planned out for each zone in a slideshow.

The crux of my task was to coordinate among four teams from three different organizations. Leading from the technical department, I was accountable for deploying the solutions, addressing extra requirements, assisting pre-sales managers and streamlining the whole
process. I delegated certain accessory tasks to my planning team, and got operations going.

I felt that these teams were good individually, but didn’t have the complete information about what could be the fault. I brought together the whole team and organized a knowledge-sharing session. With the inter-team fluidity thus achieved, analysis and delineation of task into sections became simpler. We were able to finish the first section of the work in just one day and I was relieved to see the to-do list get shorter. The next section of the list took more time with some unexpected technical glitches. After a few brainstorming sessions, we were able to work out simple solutions. I was successful in motivating the whole team to put in the extra effort required such that together, we finally achieved the milestone within a week.

I learnt about the power of initiative, leadership and perseverance. I took the ownership of important decisions and led a diverse team to beat a seemingly impossible deadline. In taking the responsibility of this project, establishing a sense of camaraderie among cross functional teams was instrumental in enhancing my teamwork skills and professional confidence.


Emory Goizueta Essay 3: The best piece of advice I've received is...

From a friend who recommended to me the “SECRET”, a book close to my heart. This book or rather should I say a simple revelation wrapped up in a series of fragments which prove its veracity has changed my view of life.

“Count your blessings” and “Thoughts become things” –these are some handy adages commonly passed onto people by their elders. But as we grow, we start disregarding such positive notions in the name of pragmatism.

I have had failures and disappointments in my life –times when I felt bogged down enough to let it all go. There were instances when self-doubt became overwhelming. I wanted to give up. But this book has taught me to believe in myself, to trust that everything is in the mind and that I have the power to change outcomes. All I can and need ever do is devote myself to what I am doing, while the universe creates a path forward.

The positivity all these thoughts bring about has shown in my own performance and those of teams I have led. I feel it is important for a manager to believe in herself and her team’s potential. If she is insecure because of the possibility of failure, then her team is likely to perform poorly. A challenging situation can be dealt with more efficiently if the mindset facing it is calm and positive.

I look forward to inspiring my fellow students at Emory to make life enriching by sharing my insights and learning theirs.



Emory Goizueta Sample Essays set 2

Emory Goizueta Essay 1 : Why have you decided to pursue an MBA at this time? 

I always believe in the adage “With Power Comes Great Responsibility”. I consider myself privileged for the kind of education I have had access to. Graduating from Goizueta would provide me access to world class, privileged set of people with superior maturity and open doors to opportunities of life time. I will want to channelize all these advantages to the betterment of society, especially so in my country India.

As Indicated elsewhere in my essays I am passionate about sustainable and equitable development. As a Goizueta alumni , I want to be a proponent of the sustainability concept in business corporations. As a business leader I want to be known as a thought leader in the area of sustainable business practices.

I believe that my ability to take the initiatives and my understanding of the sustainable business practice will help me succeed in achieving my goals. Also, the Goizueta MBA will help me develop the business skills through which i will be able to recognise new business trends  and new market positions , and it puts me in a position to predict changes in the business landscapes.

What are your short term professional aspirations?

Post MBA in the short term I want to work as a management consultant. This role will provide me a diverse experience in terms of working on leading business and corporate challenges. Working on assignments related to devising a growth strategy of a company, market positioning, charting a business model etc would help develop deep dive expertise in management. This role will also provide strong networks in the industry with C-level executives. I can leverage all my learning’s and skills developed by working across different functions to get into senior management roles in the company.

What are your Long term professional aspirations?
My long term aspiration is to work at the CXO level in a leading Indian corporation. As a CXO, I would like to take a leadership role in an Indian SME. I am very enthused about transforming Indian SME’s to tomorrow’s Fortune 500 Corporation. I am a strong proponent that SME’s and entrepreneurs create jobs and bring about sustainability to the local economy. Through my role as a CXO to a SME, I will see that these SME’s transform India’s landscape and create sustainable differentiations to the local economy.

Emory Goizueta Essay 2 :Share one of your most significant professional accomplishments. Describe your precise role in this activity and how it has helped to shape your management skills.

XX has an XX-based browsing solution for emerging markets, but a new product developed in Samoa created a disruptive innovation at the global scale, using XX technology instead of XX and threatened the leadership position XX enjoyed. Concern was expressed from global VP level to immediately develop a XX platform, and retain our Global market share.. Owing to my leadership and strong technical skill sets, I was asked to lead this critical project. Being a critical project that threatened the very survival of XX’s SIM Browser in emerging markets, there was no room for error. I lead a task force of 3 relatively inexperienced developers in XX, coordinating with technology and marketing teams in Zurich and Munich, to oversee the product development and deployment.

The people under me were relatively inexperienced, I had to constantly motivate and guide them. Firstly I divided feature modules and started a pre study phase. I and leveraged internal knowledge base so as not to re-invest the wheels. Based on the experience of engineers I assigned them responsibilities based on their strong areas. I believe in collaborative leadership that’s what I followed. I set small targets and rewarded the targets with small incentives such as lunch/team outings. At a stage of a project, I realized the need to test various handsets and using my network I called in a favor from the handset team in Japan to help us on certain aspects of handset testing. I also had to take care about the management aspect of product.  I had to explain the progress to higher management.  I had to highlight the risks and justify the budget and the schedule.

My team and i delivered this complex product in-spite of resource and time constraints. The solution, which XX has since submitted for patent, was demoed at the Mobile World Congress garnering interest from an incredibly diverse range of players. XX is developing the proof-of-concept into an official product.

I learnt that, however big a challenge and however daunting it night look – One could achieve / overcome it with the right focus and approach. A leader must believe in power of team work and inspire people so and help them realize their full potential. This was true test of my character, leadership ability and taught me a great deal about executing and managing teams in crisis and pressure situations. I learned the importance of networking, and importance of investing in building relationship.

Emory Goizueta Essay 3 : The Business School is named for Roberto C. Goizueta, former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, who led the organization for 16 years, extending its global reach, quadrupling consumption, building brand responsibility, and creating unprecedented shareholder wealth. It is his legacy and the strength of his character that gives rise to our vision: Principled Leaders for Global Enterprise. We encourage you to watch this short video for inspiration in answering the question. The transcript of the video can be found here

Mr. Goizueta was an inspirational leader. Describe your leadership style and give an example of how you will use that style to make an impact on Goizueta Business School as a student or alumnus. Please limit your response to 300 words.

Honesty, empathy for others and dedication were the values that were instilled in me at a very young age  I believe in value based leadership and these three elements form the core of it  
I have always been the support system to my friends and my colleagues in my team. I make sure that every team member can come up and talk to me without hesitation. I do it by making them comfortable by engaging in informal chats and keeping the mood over all light. I believe in developing people’s self-esteem, confidence and leadership skills. Mentoring, helping people realize and achieve their fullest potential are tenets of a leader. For instance I  initiated a buddy system in my team  to help the new comer adapt and learn from the experience of the senior
 Believe in empowering my teammates and taking an active interest in their development. I strongly believe that it is very important for a leader to breed leadership in their teams. Mentoring them, helping them achieve their goals and also bringing about the clarity of thought about expectations from them is very important in-order to fully leverage a team members strength.

Emory GoizuetaEssay 4 : I am passionate about... (150 words)

I am passionate about setting up the business venture that can provide sustainable livelihood to millions of people living below the poverty line across the world. My tryst with the entrepreneurial world started  when i started  practising Apiculture (honey bee keeping) in my native village. Setting up my business venture in the village had many advantages like continuous supply of food for bees , ample space for managing bee-hives and importantly ,willing and dedicated  labour to look after them.  Through this business, i have   provided livelihood to 15 families in my village.. I want to spawn innovative ventures that can provided sustainable livelihood to people below the poverty line.

I often give talks on how to build a sustainable agricultural business practise and  encourage  small scale farmers to start practicing small businesses which will help raise the per-capita income of  villages.

My dream of bringing the prosperity to villages is my biggest “passion”.