Meet Emory Goizueta’s MBA Class of 2019

Jane Marrazzo

Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Outgoing*Friendly*Focused*Creative*Empathetic*Generous*Patient* Natural Leader

Hometown: Greenville, SC

Fun Fact About Yourself: I was on Family Feud in 2014.

Undergraduate School and Major: University of South Carolina, International Business and Economics

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Ernst & Young LLP, Associate (2012-2014); PwC, LLP, Senior Associate (2015-2017)

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: My biggest accomplishment was successfully growing my practice’s book of Hispanic clients by 10%.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? My best advice? Go on LinkedIn, find people whose careers you want, and message them to see if they’d be willing to share their experiences with you over the phone. You’d be surprised how many Vice Presidents and Directors actually respond to these sort of messages and are willing to share their time with students. I was able to learn about different fields and industries, daily functions, and what it takes to succeed in different fields.

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? As a career pivoter (pivoting from accounting to marketing), I knew I’d have to rely heavily on my university’s alumni network for guidance, mentorship, and opportunities. The Goizueta Alumni Network was unlike any other. Every person I met was willing to share their insights with me and always connected me to an additional person. Then, without fail, that additional person would also connect with me. No unread messages and unheard voicemails. I was impressed that the network was so helpful and responsive. It was the sign for me that I’d find my way at Goizueta.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? Success would be having a strong network of new colleagues that have become friends, excelling in my academic pursuits, and finding my way as I navigate my new career path.

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