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Full-time MBA students Katie Woods, Paige Brown, Paige Dumiak, and host Alex Walsh.
Full-time MBA students Katie Woods, Paige Brown, Paige Dumiak, and host Alex Walsh.

Scheller MBA Student Podcast: Summer interns discuss their experience and why they chose Scheller.

 

If you're a young professional thinking about returning to school for an MBA degree, you might start nodding your head when you hear the rationale offered by Katie Woods.

I think just having that natural curiosity...really made me begin to consider my next degree.

"I just found in my job I was asking a lot of 'Why?'" she explains. "I think just having that natural curiosity...really made me begin to consider my next degree."

Woods, a second-year full-time MBA student at Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business, had a chance to explore the answers to those questions this past summer. She completed an internship with Georgia-Pacific, a consumer packaged goods company based in Atlanta and one of the largest companies in the U.S.

Katie Woods, Paige Brown and Paige Dumiak

She and two other Scheller MBA students, Paige Brown and Paige Dumiak, spoke about their experiences for a new podcast called, "Why Scheller?" The first episode of the podcast explores the three students' unique career backgrounds, their expectations of and experiences at Scheller, and their plans for the future once they have degrees in hand.

Brown, a former consultant that worked to curtail money laundering, has enjoyed the school's broad sense of community, which she says benefits from having a relatively small cohort of around 80 students. "It attracts a certain type of person, and that lends itself to a strong, tight-knit community," she says.

Dumiak, who worked previously as an environmental consultant, says her internship with Georgia-Pacific helped her gain exposure to different facets of the business world. "You can come in in a brand management role, and they actually want you to get a more well-rounded perspective of the business," she says. "They encourage you to get into some different functional areas of the business."

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