Harvard | Mr. Google Tech
GMAT 770, GPA 2.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Blockchain
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Healthcare Provider
GMAT COVID19 Exemption, GPA 3.68
Kellogg | Ms. MBA For Social Impact
GMAT 720, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr. Low GPA Product Manager
GMAT 780, GPA 3.1
Chicago Booth | Mr. Controller & Critic
GMAT 750, GPA 6.61 / 7.00 (equivalent to 3.78 / 4.00)
Kellogg | Mr. PE Social Impact
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.51
MIT Sloan | Mr. International Impact
GRE 326, GPA 3.5
MIT Sloan | Mr. Energy Enthusiast
GMAT 730, GPA 8.39
Chicago Booth | Ms. Future CMO
GMAT Have Not Taken, GPA 2.99
Said Business School | Mr. Global Sales Guy
GMAT 630, GPA 3.5
N U Singapore | Mr. Just And Right
GMAT 700, GPA 4.0
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. International Youngster
GMAT 720, GPA 3.55
Columbia | Mr. Chartered Accountant
GMAT 730, GPA 2.7
Harvard | Mr. Spanish Army Officer
GMAT 710, GPA 3
Kellogg | Mr. Cancer Engineer
GRE 326, GPA 3.3
Chicago Booth | Mr. Financial Analyst
GMAT 750, GPA 3.78
Kellogg | Mr. CPA To MBA
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Ms. Sustainable Finance
GMAT Not yet taken- 730 (expected), GPA 3.0 (Equivalent of UK’s 2.1)
MIT Sloan | Ms. International Technologist
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Art Historian
GRE 332, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Harvard Hopeful
GMAT 740, GPA 3.8
Yale | Mr. Philanthropy Chair
GMAT Awaiting Scores (expect 700-720), GPA 3.3
Columbia | Mr. Startup Musician
GRE Applying Without a Score, GPA First Class
Chicago Booth | Ms. Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 3.5
Columbia | Mr. MGMT Consulting
GMAT 700, GPA 3.56
Harvard | Mr. Future Family Legacy
GMAT Not Yet Taken (Expected 700-750), GPA 3.0

Meet Emory Goizueta’s MBA Class of 2019

Sakinah Watts

Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Avid reader, podcast lover, food nerd, big sister extraordinaire.

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Fun Fact About Yourself: In college, I completed a Cirque du Soleil style aerial arts course, performing at heights of over twenty feet!

Undergraduate School and Major: Spelman College; Economics

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Customer Account Specialist, Business Management Associate, and Business Planning Associate (Trade & Pricing) at General Mills

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I am most proud of my work managing a multimillion-dollar program aimed at making our trade investments with retailers and distributors more profitable. With cross-functional stakeholders, high visibility, and the opportunity to steward a crucial relationship with an international team, the responsibility stretched me and accelerated my professional development. This project enabled me to use my analytical skills and creativity to make an impact on the business, realizing in the process that I have a passion for working on products that impact households nationwide.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? Though I had initially considered applying to business school the year prior, I deferred my business school application process after being offered an opportunity to join a new team in a cross-functional role. My advice to future applicants is to remain open to new promotions or job offers if these responsibilities ultimately allow you to bring more knowledge, perspective, and skill to the classroom. Take the time to weigh which opportunities are worth the wait!

What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you? During my application process, I visited six campuses to learn more about their MBA curriculum and experience campus life first-hand. Though all had phenomenal academic programs, it was critical to me that I choose a program that not only provided the means to enable a career transition, but also fostered an environment in which I could develop and flourish. I knew an inclusive environment would enable me to confidently make a positive, substantial impact within my program, in the community, and at my future workplace. Seeing individuals with diverse backgrounds holding the most senior positions within the business school cemented Goizueta’s commitment to diversity for me.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? Three of Goizueta’s hallmark features are its global Mid-Semester Modules, IMPACT Program, and outstanding job placement rates. Being able to take part in these immersive experiences alongside my classmates and transition into a product marketing internship would make my first year a definite success.

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Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Management

London Business School

University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business

Notre Dame University Mendoza College of Business

UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business

New York University Stern School of Business

University of Texas-Austin McCombs School of Business

University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business

MIT Sloan School of Management

University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Columbia Business School


Yale School of Management

University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management

UCLA Anderson School of Management

HEC Paris     

Emory University’s Goizueta Business School