Tag Archives: Global Academic Travel Experience

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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Earning an MBA as a New Mom

In May I finished my MBA at Fuqua. I cannot believe how fast time flew by. Two years ago, I arrived in the Durham area with a 2-month old baby. I remember being nervous about whether I was going to … 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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Done Already?

When I began receiving emails regarding graduation, I couldn’t believe that the big day was approaching. In fact, I remember that my heart nearly jumped out of my chest when I first saw the word “graduation” in an email subject … Continue reading

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Lessons from Latin America

What an AMAZING trip! I recently got back from my first trip to South America. During spring break, I went there with 25 of my classmates as part of the Global Academic Travel Experience program, or GATE. It was the … Continue reading

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A Truly Global Consulting Experience

At Fuqua we have many options when it comes to spring break. Many of my peers embarked on journeys to tropical climates. There was also a ski trip — dozens of MBAs descended upon unsuspecting Park City, Utah, for 6 … Continue reading

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1 Term Down, 3 To Go

What a whirlwind of a first term that was! I can’t believe it has been over 10 weeks since I packed up the U-Haul and drove from Boston to Durham. Any doubts that I had about leaving the workforce for … Continue reading

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Finding Fuqua: My Admissions Process

My journey to Fuqua was a rather emotional one, to say the least. I had worked in pharmaceutical sales for about 4 years when I decided that I wanted to attend business school. My company had gone through several layoffs … Continue reading

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From Shanghai to Durham

About a year ago, I wandered here to read blog posts, trying to find some clues for my “Why Duke” application essay. Inspired, I ended up writing my essay in a blog format, and now, I cannot believe that I’m … Continue reading

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The European Bias: Myth Busting U.S. Business Schools

This post is aimed at prospective students from Europe. If you’re from Europe, you’ve probably heard all the reasons the United States is not the place to go for an MBA. The assertions might include that your classmates will all … Continue reading

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