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What Do Incoming Exchange Students Think About Fuqua?

Every year, Fuqua takes in about 60 incoming exchange students from all over the world. As a Fuqua student, the diversity they bring to our school is another great thing about the experience here. I very much enjoyed talking with them about their former experiences, lectures at their home school, and career paths. Among those topics, there is one question I always ask first: Why did you choose to come to Fuqua? And at the end of term...

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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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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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How CASE Prepared Me for a Social Impact Career

Four weeks into my post-MBA career, I realized that I absolutely loved my job. I immediately emailed Erin Worsham, the executive director of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), to say, “thank you.” CASE helped me curate an MBA experience that prepared me for a dream role in social impact, arts strategy. And for that, I am eternally grateful. Several CASE initiatives were integral to my time at Fuqua,...

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My Veteran’s Perspective on The Duke MBA

I chose to attend Fuqua because I wanted to join a culture where students are collaborative and selfless when it comes to helping each other. In the Army, we operated under the Warrior Ethos that states “Never leave a fallen comrade.” During my time at Fuqua, this ethos still resonates with me, but in a different context. Rather than being on the battlefield, we’re in the classroom with our fellow students. Through my...