by Andrea Judy
Deciding to return to school for a graduate degree is a defining moment in life. Taking the step to change your career, learn new skills and take on a dynamic new opportunity marks a big change. The graduate Open House at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business gives you the chance to answer all your questions and be confident in your decision to join the network of more than 70,000 Robinson alums.
At the Open House on Saturday, September 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., you will be able to meet with current students, alumni, faculty and staff to explore Robinson’s 20 graduate programs. Program coordinators will walk you through the Robinson student experience and provide details on the admissions process and financial aid. Attendees also will hear from a panel of alumni who will share how they’ve used their degree from Robinson to advance their careers.
Just beginning a graduate degree at Robinson, Arielle Gatlin started looking at graduate school when she was an undergraduate. Coming straight from a B.A. in television production, Gaitlin realized her minor in business was where her passion was. “In school I minored in business and loved the classes. I know a business degree is worldwide. It can help with any type of career, so I knew that’s what I wanted.”
Originally interested in the Flex MBA, she spoke with a career counselor about her goals of working in management. With the counselor’s help she found the perfect program for her — the Master of Science in Managerial Sciences with a concentration in talent management. “The counselor really helped walk me through everything. There’s such a welcoming environment at Robinson. I was able to talk to professors before classes even started,” Gaitlin said of her experiences at Open House. The application process was fast and before she walked across the stage in May, she knew she had a home with Robinson.
Te’Quan Taylor always knew he wanted to change the field of healthcare, but the idea of applying to separate Master of Science in Health Administration and MBA programs seemed daunting. “What attracted me to GSU was that it was a single admission process. If you got in, you automatically are in both programs. In other programs you have to apply separately and get accepted into both before you could combine them,” Taylor said. Now Taylor is beginning his journey in the MBA/MHA program and is excited about the chance to make a true impact in the world. “The staff was so responsive. I’m sure they got tired of answering all my questions, but they explained everything,” Taylor said.
Open House gives you the chance to ask questions to not just faculty and staff, but also to current students and alumni, and get answers about the experiences in each of the programs. The program-specific information provided at Open House allows you the chance to find the degree program that is the best fit for your goals and your life.