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The Duke MBA: A Leadership Lab for Personal Growth and Development

In February, my MBA Association (MBAA) Co-President Mike Treiser and I were speaking to a classroom full of prospective students about leadership opportunities at Fuqua. Just before the session, I had found out one of my best friends was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. I decided to be candid in the session about where I was personally, describing the reality that Fuqua is in no way impenetrable to outside forces, be it personal...

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Why We Love Fuqua

If you have spent just a few moments with someone at Fuqua, you probably figured out that we are passionate about our school. Each person has his or her own story of the things they love about this place that make it so special. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I spoke with some of our students to highlight the top things they love the most about Fuqua!  World-Class Faculty “The opportunity to take classes from people like Cathy...

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Why I Chose Fuqua to Transition from the Military to the Workforce

The choice to leave the service is always a tough one for any military officer. As a third generation Army officer, walking away was especially tough for me, but after I completed the goals I had set for my military career it was time to move on to a new challenge. I chose to pursue an MBA because it is the quintessential career change degree. An MBA grants you access to a number of different careers in tech, finance, marketing, and...

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6 Reflections on My First Year

1. Don’t underestimate the burden of internship recruiting. It wasn’t long after that first email from the Career Management Center in August that I started noticing recruiters on campus for company presentations and networking nights. I remember being surprised that campus recruiting began so early. After all, I was just getting warmed up to being a student all over again! Internship recruiting comes fast and furious, so realizing...