Stanford GSB | Mr. Hopeful B School Investment Analyst
GRE 334, GPA 4.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Stuck Consultant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.6
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GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
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GMAT 600, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Ms. Eyebrows Say It All
GRE 299, GPA 8.2/10
Chicago Booth | Mr. International Banker
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GMAT 720, GPA 3.6
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Stanford GSB | Ms. Investor To Fintech
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8
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Darden | Mr. Anxious One
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Tuck | Ms. Confused One
GMAT 740, GPA 7.3/10
NYU Stern | Mr. Health Tech
GMAT 730, GPA 3.0
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GMAT 770, GPA 2.7
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Regulator To Private
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Harvard | Ms. Marketing Family Business
GMAT 750- first try so might retake for a higher score (aiming for 780), GPA Lower Second Class Honors (around 3.0)
Stanford GSB | Mr. Deferred MBA Candidate
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Colombian Sales Leader
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Emory Goizueta | Mr. Family Business Turned Consultant
GMAT 640, GPA 3.0
Tuck | Ms. BFA To MBA
GMAT 700, GPA 3.96

Meet Emory Goizueta’s MBA Class Of 2021

Alysha McElroy

Emory University’s Goizueta Business School

“Energetic, conscientious, and passionate about improving communities through investments in education.”

Hometown: Saratoga Springs, New York

Fun Fact About Yourself: In my free time, I train for obstacle course races (Spartan Race, Tough Mudder).

Undergraduate School and Major: Williams College, History

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Goldman Sachs, Private Wealth Management, Associate

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I was selected to lead the operational transition for two wealth managers who decided to merge their books of business into one, which ultimately resulted in my promotion to Associate

What quality best describes the MBA classmates you’ve met so far and why? Fascinating – everyone I’ve met has a unique background and my classmates come from all over the world, so I’m learning about different cultures every day!

Aside from your classmates, 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? Class size was most important to me – I attended a small undergraduate institution and really thrived in a small classroom environment, and Goizueta offered the same experience in a major city

What club or activity are you looking most forward to in business school? Goizueta’s Impact Investing Club

What was the most challenging question you were asked during the admissions process? Articulating an answer for “Why an MBA now?” was harder than I initially thought; it involved a lot of soul-searching to make it concise.

What led you to pursue an MBA at this point in your career? I’ve had significant client-facing responsibilities at Goldman, which I plan to leverage into a career in investment banking. I come from a liberal arts background though, so I decided to pursue my MBA to hone my quantitative skills to make the transition IB.

What other MBA programs did you apply to? Dartmouth

How did you determine your fit at various schools? I prioritized culture – I was considering the top 25 MBA programs and knew with hard work I could achieve my career goals at any school, so I wanted to find a place where I could really get to know my classmates and faculty on a personal level to maximize my MBA experience.

What was your defining moment and how did it shape who you are? I was financially independent after I graduated from college, so I moved to the South because of the more affordable cost of living. I didn’t know anyone and moved before I found a job, but taking that risk made me resilient, tenacious, and changed my career trajectory.

Where do you see yourself in ten years? Director at a private equity firm.

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