Joshua Jefferies

Joshua Jefferies

Two-year MBA '17

Age: 29
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Education: Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
Prior Employment: The Posse Foundation, Atlanta

Why I chose Johnson

I chose Johnson because the program offers a high-powered MBA experience situated within a world-class university. Given my interests in human resource strategy, I am excited to take courses at Cornell’s renowned School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR).

Additionally, Cornell’s Human Capital Case Competition team, which is composed of both MBA and MILR students, has won the last three competitions.

Lastly, Cornell’s campus is very beautiful – this is quite a scenic setting to learn in!

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February 03 2016

Lessons in Leadership from the Posse Foundation

In November 2015, I was honored to be a guest presenter for Johnson’s newly-created REDTalks series. Launched in fall 2015, REDTalks offers MBA students an opportunity to share knowledge, along with personal and professional stories, in alignment with the collaborative spirit of Johnson at Cornell.

In my talk, I share lessons in leadership as program director at The Posse Foundation via personal experiences working with more than 350 high potential leaders in the Atlanta area. It includes time-tested lessons in leadership that are helpful for professionals of all ages.

I truly enjoyed the challenge of preparing the presentation, and having an opportunity to connect with my classmates on a deeper level. Be sure to check out my presentation.

Join us for additional REDTalks as we share our passion, hobbies, interests, travels, family, and professional lessons.




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Out here with the Frozen Assets squad! Puck Bunnies game is about to start in a few. It's gonna be awesome! Especially since they are playing guys in dresses as short shorts, hahaha! Frozen Assets vs Puck Bunnies. Let's go! #cornellmba #schoolspirit #hockey

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Congrats to Jessica Lowery and Mehrdad Moghaddam for planning a stellar Johnson Admission Bridge event! The purpose is to encourage undergrad students to take the GMAT early (truth!) and to consider pursuing an MBA. Much love to all the student panelists: Meghana, Stephanie , Katie, Michele, Fabrizzio, James, Briana, & John. Also, the Johnson staff who presented and supported did a great job: Jamie Joshua, Judi Beyers, Cynthia Saunders-Cheatam, & Eddie Asbie. This is why I'm glad I'm at Johnson! #cornellmba #ODI #inspired

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I'm out here at the Johnson at Advisory Council dinner with our Chair, Dave Breazzano, c/o '80. He just gave a 25 million dollar gift to support a new, state-of-the-art classroom and office building for our business school. Cheers to the Breazzano Family Center for Business Education! #lifegoals #cornellmba #johnsonalumngiveback

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Consortium Awareness Day 2016. Cornell MBAs, from all backgrounds, supporting the goal of increasing underrepresented minorities in business schools and corporate America. #sonecessary #cornellmba

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Here at the Johnson Advisory Council meeting with two rock stars. Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of S.C. Johnson (our business school is named after the Johnson family), and Dean Dutta, new dean of the Cornell Cornell College of Business! #cornellmba #businessandsociety

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Group work on a Thursday! #cornellmba #mostawesometeam

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#studybreak #cornellmba #musicislife

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Diwali celebration! Such a great time of food, fun, fellowship, and dancing! #CornellDiwali15 #CornellMBA

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Delivered a REDtalk on "Lessons in Leadership" based on my experiences working with phenomenal Posse Scholars from Atlanta. 'Twas fun! #CornellMBA #posse #GoBigRed!

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#CornellMBA #ILRJohnson #4peat! #winners

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Hanging with Dean Dutta at today's "Dine with the Dean" event. I really enjoyed conversing about the strategic direction of Johnson at Cornell. #CornellMba #business&society #lunch&strategize #thatsmydean!

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We won! National Human Case Competion. Fun times! 😀 #CornellMBA #4peat #nofilter

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