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Welcome MBA Class of 2021!

Dear Class of 2021,

Welcome to the Terry College of Business Full-Time MBA Program, the University of Georgia, Athens and perhaps most importantly, Bulldog Nation! My name is Brenna Tudor; I am a second-year MBA and the president of our student government, the Graduate Business Association (GBA). I’m originally from New Jersey but lived in New York and Atlanta before business school and worked in Public Relations.

I’ve found that my involvement in campus groups has been some of the most rewarding time I’ve spent in Athens. There are a lot of different ways to get involved off and on campus and it’s a great way to learn more about your new home, meet Athenians outside of Terry and have a lasting impact on the greater Athens community.

We have many different Terry MBA clubs and opportunities to get involved, including:

GBA: The Graduate Business Association is the MBA program’s student government. GBA is responsible for student life activities and program improvement. Activities include …
Recent posts

An Afternoon at the Golf Course

By Neeraja Sarda, MBA '19

My first exposure to golf was actually five years ago. My dad signed us up for lessons as a way to spend time together. I took lessons for a few months and picked up the basic skills quickly. During that time, I enjoyed the sport, but I really felt like I stuck out because the normal golf crowd doesn’t really look like me at all. It wasn’t a sport that my peers had much interest in, so if I was going to be spending time at the golf course, it would either be alone or with my dad and his friends. At the time, golf felt like something to add to my toolbelt along with other weird skills like playing the viola and training in Indian classical dance. Flash forward five years later, I’m graduating from business school and golf has turned into a relevant networking opportunity.

On April 18th, I had the privilege of attending a golf clinic organized by the Graduate Women’s Business Association (GWBA) along with several of my classmates pictured above. Four successf…

Spring Break in Chile!

By Jessie Dugan Barrett, MBA '19

Over Spring Break, twenty-six fellow MBA students and I traveled to Santiago, Chile with three faculty members. Six student groups consulted with one of five Chilean companies on projects addressing a variety of business needs. My team developed a business and marketing plan for a start-up that had recently patented a product to preserve glaciers. While there was plenty of challenging work to be done, MBA’s live by a strict code: “work hard, play hard”. We found plenty of time for both during our week in Chile.


Day 1: We arrived in Chile around 10 AM local time. After making it through customs, we had a brief orientation with Austral Group (our coordinators for the week) and settled into our hotel rooms. Later, we met our clients for the first time over dinner at La Mision!

Day 2: We started our first full day in Santiago with a walking tour of the city. We visited places such as the Plaza de la Constitucion, Santa Lucia Hill, and the Catedral Metropo…

MBA Non-Profit Board Fellows: Taking Local Leadership to the Next Level

By Alden Fontaine and Ali Probst, MBA'19

The life of an MBA student is pretty packed, especially in the fall of your first semester. With a full class load, looking for internships, graduate assistantships, football and friends, it’s hard to know which additional opportunities get a “yes.” But for us, the Non-Profit Board Fellows Program was an easy choice. Both of us are out-of-state students and saw the Board Fellows program as a way to not only get connected to but also start serving the Athens community immediately. Looking back, now weeks away from graduation, we’re so grateful we did!

The MBA Non-Profit Board Fellows Program was presented to us in the summer before we started classes. A group of us, via an application process, were selected to take on a two-year commitment to sit on an Athens non-profit board. These participating non-profits include: The American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia, Athensmade, Hope Haven, Athens Area Community Foundation, Athens Community Counci…