Meet The MBA Class of 2025: Anthony Teachey, Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business

Anthony Teachey

“Devoted to discovering people’s likes and dislikes”

Hometown: Durham, North Carolina

Fun Fact About Yourself: I have performed in an original play in Beijing, China.

Undergraduate School and Major:

Georgia Institute of Technology: Bachelor of Science in Computational Media

Georgia Institute of Technology: Master of Science in Computer Science

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Expedia Group, Product Manager Intern

What has been your favorite part of Atlanta so far? What has made it such a great place to earn an MBA?

I thoroughly enjoy the comedy scene in Atlanta, especially improv at the Village Theatre and Dad’s Garage. Atlanta is a great place to earn an MBA because it often hosts conferences like MBA Veteran’s Conference and the National Black MBA Conference.

Aside from your classmates and location, what was the key part of the Scheller MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you?

The MBA International Practicum was a key part of my decision to come to Scheller. Consulting for a company based in another country will expose me to customs and challenges unique to conducting business in multiple countries. As a result, I believe it will help me become a better leader at a multinational company one day.

What course, club or activity have you enjoyed the most so far at Georgia Tech?

For one of the Peer Leadership Committee’s Hobby Nights, I participated in a chili cook-off. I enjoyed tasting everyone’s chili and telling stories around a campfire. Hobby Nights give us a chance to introduce one of our personal hobbies to our classmates.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far:

Whenever someone using Excel Online encounters an error, such as #VALUE!, they can hover over the cell to open a user interface card that will tell them what caused the error, and where to find additional resources. I came up with the idea and started the initial development of that card as an intern. My manager had told me that customers complain about errors a lot, and he asked me how I would fix that. Given such autonomy early on in my career gave me the confidence to know that I can handle any open-ended problems that customers are facing throughout my career.

Describe your biggest accomplishment as an MBA student so far:

My team was a finalist for the case competition during orientation. We worked creatively and efficiently under a time constraint. Afterward, I was confident that we would work well together throughout our first semester.

What has been your best memory as an MBA so far?

My favorite memory in the MBA program so far was when I connected with a classmate who shares my love of professional wrestling.

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into Georgia Tech Scheller’s MBA program?

This suggestion is paraphrased from an executive coaching session that I had after starting the MBA program: don’t try to be what you think the admissions office wants you to be. Instead, be yourself and tell them what you want to get out of the program.


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