Author Archives: Courtney Starzer

Courtney Starzer

About Courtney Starzer

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

My Number One Lesson From MMS

Networking. It’s a term that you’ll probably get sick of at Fuqua. But what does it even mean? According to Merriam-Webster, net·work·ing is “the exchange of information or services among individuals; specifically: the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or … Continue reading

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MMS: The 10-Month Balancing Act

You’ve got 10 months to explore a new city, maybe even a new country, a new school, meet 100s of new people, and learn everything you can in 15 different classes. Ready. Set. Go. Another year of MMS has begun. … Continue reading

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What’s “Fuqua Friday?”

When’s the last time you watched a cook off, a dance off, learned about a cultural tradition you’d previously known nothing about, and had dinner with hundreds of people in a casual setting, or some combination of the above, all … Continue reading

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A True Cultural & Educational Exchange

It’s hard to believe that just 9 months ago I hadn’t even met any of my classmates, yet now they’re some of my closest friends. But what’s most interesting to me is how some of these friendships even started in … Continue reading

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Overcoming Stage Fright

When I was little, I had severe stage fright. We’re talking SEVERE. For example, when I was just 3 years old, I marched up to my dance instructor, an intimidating former Rockette, and informed her that I wouldn’t be performing … Continue reading

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It’s Flunch Time

Every term we have lunches called “flunches,” which are lunches with faculty members, sponsored by the MMSA (the MMS Association). These lunches serve as a unique opportunity to get to know our new professors outside of the classroom. Any 5 … Continue reading

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BBQ and Basketball

Fuqua has fun events all the time — sometimes it’s difficult to choose which events to attend because there are so many options! For example, the other week there was a tailgating party with Dean Bill Boulding. The event was … Continue reading

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Thinking about Applying to MMS?

Application season for next year’s MMS class is in full swing! The next application deadline is January 24, and as an Admissions Ambassador, I’m very excited to start answering questions about the program. For those of you who are thinking … Continue reading

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Top 3 Reasons to Join MMS

For the next 8 months, I’ll be living in a town that I knew nothing about until earlier this year: Durham, North Carolina. For 18 years, I lived in the same state, in the same town, at the same address. … Continue reading

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