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Fuqua has the Ingredients for a Transformational Journey

Two years ago I was a sitting at my desk, working for one of the leading investment banks in Chile. I had recently been appointed to Senior Associate, and I was enjoying a comfortable position. At that time, my career … Continue reading

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My 4 Months of Summer

Before my summer becomes too distant of a memory, I wanted to give a brief recap of the 4 months between my first and second year at Fuqua. May Day 1: No school, no recruiting, and my internship hadn’t yet started … Continue reading

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25 Random Things About Me

By far, my favorite application essay to write was Fuqua’s “25 Random Things About Me.” However, I was surprised to talk to other applicants and hear how difficult many found the essay to write. My advice for those of you … Continue reading

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Symposium Helps Veterans Transition to Business School

I am a second-year Daytime MBA student and currently serve as the president of the Duke MBA Armed Forces Association (DAFA). Prior to Fuqua, I graduated from West Point in 2007, served for 5 years as an active duty Army … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Reasons I Chose Fuqua

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If you’re in the process of deciding which school to attend — or even apply to — you probably have a list to help in your selection process. Perhaps it’s a pro/con list, maybe a SWOT analysis, perchance a cost-benefit … 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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Family Matters: Getting an MBA as a Parent

I am Liz Charles, a mother of four children and a recent Daytime MBA graduate. Before Fuqua, I worked as a registered nurse for Kaiser Permanente in Denver, Colorado. When my youngest son entered Kindergarten, I decided to pursue my … Continue reading

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The Interview Rush

School started up again in mid January after nearly a month off. Since then, to be completely honest, I’m not sure whether I’ve been here first as a student or as a job seeker. These last few weeks have been … Continue reading

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Carolina Pumpkin Culture

Most of the “Fall Festivals” I’ve experienced (in Southern California) are just a few pumpkins and bales of hay in some deserted parking lot next to noisy railroad tracks or a freeway. This is not the case in North Carolina. … Continue reading

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How I Got to “Durham”

Hello readers! While I’ve spent years as an avid blog reader, this is the first time I’m writing for a blog. As part of my transformational experience here at Fuqua, I decided to take on the challenge of blogging. While … Continue reading

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