Author Archives: James Chen

James Chen

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MMS, Class of 2013. Find out more about me...

Lessons Learned from MMS and the Job Search

The past 6 months were the longest half-year I’ve ever had. It was filled with hopes and let-downs and hopes again. It seemed as if I had entered an endless cycle, starting with job applications, then on-site interviews, ending with … Continue reading

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OPT = Optional Practical Training for International Students

As graduation gets closer, many international students have already filed their Optional Practical Training (OPT) status with Duke Visa Services. Here is what I have found out about OPT and what it can do for me: Let’s say I got … Continue reading

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Friendly, Knowledgeable Career Advice

At Fuqua, there is a wonderful program called Volunteer Alumni Career Fellows (VACF). The VACFs are Fuqua MBA alumni who volunteer to be paired with an MMS student by the Career Management Center (CMC). Matches are made according to the … Continue reading

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MMS is Not Like a Fifth Year of College

Coming right from undergraduate studies, most MMSers (including me) have little to no full-time work experience. It is easy to get into the mindset that MMS is a fifth year of undergrad. But it’s not. It is a better idea … Continue reading

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Corporate Insights

At Fuqua, we get every Wednesday off! We try to make the most of it. There are often club and extracurricular events. They are also good days for mini trips and corporate visits. On a recent Wednesday, Fuqua’s Career Management … Continue reading

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Why I Chose MMS

There are a couple questions that everyone asks: Why did you choose Fuqua? Why MMS? And by everyone, I mean Fuqua’s Admissions Office, fellow MMSers, job recruiters, random MBAs I meet at Fuqua, etc. One good way of answering this … Continue reading

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