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Experimenting in Entrepreneurship at Fuqua

I’ve always been somewhat entrepreneurial. As a kid, I was always trying to up my lemonade stand game, from selling homemade soaps and lotions to putting my brother on the corner of our street with his violin. However, my professional journey has been more corporate, as I worked in consulting and tech before Fuqua. I decided to use my two years in business school to learn more about what it’s like to work with smaller...

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Engaging Fuqua’s Supportive Minority Community at Workshop Weekend

As a prospective student, I had the opportunity to attend the Duke MBA Workshop weekend for minority applicants. Since 1982, this weekend is a yearly tradition designed to offer prospective students from underrepresented populations a chance to learn about the overall MBA experience and Fuqua community. School fit was an essential criterion when evaluating which school would be the best choice for me. Thus, attending the Workshop was...

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Preparing for Disruption: Technological Transformation of Business

This past year, Fuqua launched a new set of core summer term introductory courses. One class was Technological Transformation of Business, which discussed how technology and specific companies revolutionized and disrupted markets, institutions, businesses, and ultimately, society. Due to the pandemic, it was a hybrid class, meaning it was both online and in-person, depending on your preference. My MBA Class of 2022 got to be the...

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Where Duke MBA Grads Landed Jobs in the Pandemic is Only Part of the Story

Every year about this time, I enjoy sharing our annual employment report, because it generates interesting discussions about where and how our graduates are making an impact.  While I look forward to conversations about our 2020 stats, what’s most important are the individuals whose career journeys comprise these numbers. More on that later. In the meantime, here are five headlines from our 2019 – 2020 report.  1. Our graduates...

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Balancing My Extracurricular Commitments

Fuqua provides an endless list of extracurricular commitments students can get involved with during their MBA. There are opportunities to build leadership experience, serve the community, develop personal skills, and much, much more! Often times your first year is spent experiencing a wide variety of these opportunities, and your second year is focused on a shorter list of areas where you’d like to ‘dive deeper.’ Getting your...

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3 of My Favorite Professors

The faculty at Fuqua is a highlight of the MBA experience. We have a number of thought leaders in a variety of different industries who all bring a unique perspective to the classroom. Our faculty are involved in the community outside of the classroom as well, partaking in club events, lunch and learns, Fuqua Fridays, and much more! Here are a few of my favorite professors that I had the chance to experience during my time at...

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How to Maximize the First Terms at Fuqua

Receiving that phone call, meeting up with friends to shamelessly brag about getting accepted to Fuqua, handing in my letter of resignation to the company that I hated and loved for six years, leaving everything behind and flying to Durham in the summer of 2019, deciding on a home in American Village after realizing that Ninth Street is not for me, and finally the first day of HSM Bootcamp mid-July. I had heard how fast time flies...