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Our First Newsletter!

Welcome to the first Scheller College MBA Alumni Newsletter! I am thrilled to have this additional channel to connect with our alumni. I hope you will take a few minutes to review it and share updates with us so we can include them in future newsletters. One of Scheller College's priorities is to find ways to reconnect with our alumni and connect our alumni to each other. Read on to see ways we hope to accomplish this! I hope you'll take advantage of some of the many opportunities to stay engaged with Scheller College and connect with our amazing alumni. Go Jackets!

Nancy Gimbel, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean of Student Engagement, MBA Program

MBA Program Updates:

The Scheller College has implemented immersive tracks in the MBA curriculum that combine academic coursework with practical, hands-on projects with Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, startups, and incubators, and supplement in-class activities with co-curricular activities such as speakers, networking events, and industry panels organized by world-class research centers at Scheller College. The immersive tracks are organized into three buckets that highlight Scheller College's positioning at the intersection of business and technology: (a) Technology Innovation, (b) Leveraging Analytics, and (c) Leading Digital. The immersive tracks leverage the unique Georgia Tech innovation ecosystem, help students build their resumes and develop hands-on expertise before they graduate, and foster deep relationships with partner companies. By focusing the company projects on specific areas and by equipping students with the skills through academic courses prior to their work on the projects, students are able to deliver much greater value to the sponsoring companies.

MBA Lifelong Learning:

The Scheller College Business Analytics Center has created a podcast series known as The Analytics Buzz. The series contains trends, tools, techniques and talent related to data science and analytics.

The podcast uses an interview format with industry and academic leaders, and is intended for analytics-interested business professionals from the U.S. and beyond.

Find these podcasts on their website.

Upcoming Events:

MBA Lifelong Learning Series — September 13

MBA Homecoming Kickoff — October 20
Please save the date for the annual MBA Homecoming Kickoff event.

IMPACT Speaker Series
Join the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship at the IMPACT Speaker Series every Wednesday for the first 10 weeks of the fall semester to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leaders. More information on current and past speakers and upcoming schedules can be found on their website.

Career Advancement:

Barb Lindquist Retires, Shares Parting Advice for MBA Alumni

After 10 years as corporate relations manager in the Scheller College Jones MBA Career Center, Barb Lindquist retired from Georgia Tech in May. She shares some parting career advice for MBA alumni looking to make the next career move.

Young Alumni Spotlight:

Kevin Boldt of Carrollton, Georgia, earned his MBA in May of 2017. He is currently attending the 10-month Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and will then work as the Executive Officer or Operations Officer in an Infantry Battalion with 600-800 soldiers. Before Tech, Boldt earned a B.A. in international relations from Stanford University.

Kevin was chosen for Poets & Quants' 100 "best and brightest" MBAs from 59 business schools across the globe. This prestigious honor recognizes MBAs from the Class of 2017 who reflect the best of their schools in terms of academic prowess, extracurricular achievements, and leadership potential.

Read the full story on our website.


Faculty Spotlight:

Chuck Mulford, one of MBA students' favorite professors, is our faculty spotlight. Find out why he considers a recent recognition from the Financial Accounting Standards Board like winning the Super Bowl, what he considers his favorite part of teaching and what alumni can do to keep up with the ever-changing world of business.

Alumni Survey:

Please take two minutes to complete our alumni survey to tell us your preferences for future MBA events and initiatives. We're excited to plan programs that keep MBA alumni involved in the Scheller College community!

Alumni Updates:

In future newsletters we will use this space to share updates from you all. Please let us know what's been going on in your lives by filling out the survey.

Giving Back:

Investing in the Scheller MBA Program helps the School better serve current and future generations of MBA students. Every gift has an impact. Please make a gift to support MBA education today!

Visit http://bit.ly/GeorgiaTechMBA or contact Kate Konecny at kate.konecny@scheller.gatech.edu or (404) 385-5617.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

MBA Alumni Affairs
Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business
mbaalumni@scheller.gatech.edu
scheller.gatech.edu/MBA

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