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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...

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Gaining Consulting Experience with FCCP

The Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum (FCCP) is an experiential learning opportunity for students to work on consulting engagements with businesses and nonprofits around the world. First-year and second-year MBAs work in teams to assist client organizations with challenges across a number of industries and fields such as marketing, strategy, and operations. The program also includes courses with Fuqua faculty to learn the best tips...

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Gaining Entrepreneurial Experience at Fuqua

Coming into Fuqua, I had many ideas about how to spend my two years. One of them was to pursue entrepreneurship, and business school has helped me tremendously in that regard. There are a lot of avenues to explore at Duke and Fuqua that help strengthen your entrepreneurial experience, so your path just depends on your interests and goals. Here are a few examples. Coursework You can enroll in the New Ventures—a course within the...

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My Entrepreneurial Journey During Business School

If you have an entrepreneurial itch, business school is a great time to scratch it. During my second year, I talked to several prospective students about my first-year experience in the entrepreneurial ecosystem surrounding Fuqua. I figured it was time to put some of those thoughts down on paper. I’ll start with a disclaimer: There are many ways to explore entrepreneurship while in business school. There is one thing that everyone...