Author Archives: Dipesh Shah

Dipesh Shah

About Dipesh Shah

Daytime MBA, Class of 2013. Find out more about me...

My Top Fuqua Memories

Apologies for the delay in getting you a blog update. As the last term of Fuqua took over in March and April, I wanted to make sure I took advantage of every last opportunity as a student! As my studenthood … Continue reading

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The Unofficial 5-Step Path to Leadership Success at Fuqua

While salaries and job statistics are quantifiable metrics that allow prospective students to compare business schools, how can you tell if a school will make you a better leader? There isn’t a metric that really defines leadership — and ask … Continue reading

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How to Decide on a B-School? Visit!

Acceptance letters are being sent out and future students are making tough decisions. Do I want to live in city X or city Y? How do I compare school X and school Y? These are tough decisions, and you obviously … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Fuqua is the Place to be for High Tech

When you think of Fuqua and the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area, the idea of a high tech hub may not be top of mind. However, after spending over a year in the area, I can assure you that it has everything … Continue reading

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Top Gifts for MBA Students

‘Tis the season for fun and joy … it is that time of year when people freak out about buying friends, family, and significant others the perfect gift. Well, worry not. I put together the ultimate gift buying guide for … Continue reading

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My 25 Random Things

If you haven’t noticed, The Fuqua School of Business changed up the essay questions for this year’s application. Here’s one of the newer questions: Question: The “Team Fuqua” spirit and community is one of the things that sets The Duke … Continue reading

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CEO of John Deere Shares His Best Practices

At this year’s General Management Club Symposium, the Fuqua community had the unique privilege of listening to Sam Allen, Chairman and CEO of John Deere. Dean Bill Boulding (moderator) and Mr. Allen discussed leadership, expanding into emerging markets, and disruptive … Continue reading

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My Dream Internship at Facebook

When I last left you at the edge of your uncomfortable seats, I mentioned that I was interning at a high tech company this past summer. Coming into business school, it was my goal to pursue an internship in the … Continue reading

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Campout, Part Deux

It’s been over a week since Campout 2012, and I still laugh at the awesomeness that is Campout. For those unfamiliar with the event, it’s a yearly tradition and opportunity for graduate students at Duke to gain season basketball tickets. … Continue reading

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Reflecting in a Time of Loss

In Memory of Jessica Caroe: This week the Fuqua community lost one of our own. Class of 2013 Daytime MBA student, Jessica Caroe, was tragically lost this week in a motorcycle accident. While I personally only met Jessica a few … Continue reading

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