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Deidre-Ann Nelson

About Deidre-Ann Nelson

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

A Taste of Durham

I was very skeptical about moving to Durham from New York. But two years later, I don’t want to leave! Of course, I missed the accessibility and 24/7 nature of the Big Apple (my home for several years), but Durham … Continue reading

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go … With your MBA Classmates

Looking back on my MBA, the word “journey” is appropriate for describing the last two years. There has been a lot of travel — some of it transcendental and much of it physical. During my second year alone, I traveled … Continue reading

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Action

Some of my MBA classmates have a traditional career path in mind, and others are passionate about creating their own business or organization. The Program for Entrepreneurs (P4E) provides those students with a programmatic opportunity to develop their ideas into … Continue reading

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25 Random Things You Should Know About Me

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a question in the MBA application that asks for 25 random things about applicants. So, here’s my list of very random things: My family was unable to travel much when I was young, so I’ve … Continue reading

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Impact Consulting in Africa

Needless to say, consulting is definitely a hot topic at business school! And I wanted to investigate the world of consulting for myself, but with a hands-on experience outside of an internship. Fortunately for me, this is a unique business … Continue reading

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Finding a Job at Fuqua

More than 100 Companies Participate in On-Campus Recruiting It has been a very hectic October. Now several months into my second-year, the full-time job search is on for the Class of 2013. As my first-year classmates are still learning about … Continue reading

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Back to School

I land in Durham, unpack not just summer luggage, but also boxes from an apartment move. Set up the cable and internet. Jumpstart my car not once, but twice. Rush out to get groceries. Go out for dinner and drinks. … Continue reading

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The Business of Healthcare

The business school application process forces you to think about what you are passionate about and where in society you’d like to make a personal contribution. It allowed me to articulate a nascent desire to participate in the ongoing discussion … Continue reading

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Admit Weekend is Here!

Getting an invitation to one of these events feels like winning the lottery (or at least it did for me). After months of tirelessly working through GMAT problems, completing applications, and hoping for brilliant recommendations, decisions are finally handed out. … Continue reading

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Spring Pandemonium

There is a lot going on during this term! I’ll highlight 4 events below, but trust that there have been a slew of activities that have each been equally exciting. From interesting classes, to hash runs, Blue Cup, MBA Games, … Continue reading

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