Category Archives: Around Campus

What I Found Along the Road

In 2013, I set some big goals for myself. Two of those goals ended up becoming my biggest achievements for the year: I was accepted into the MMS: Foundations of Business program and I ran my first half marathon. In … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Duke and Durham

Duke and Durham are really different from anything I’ve experienced before or expected. As an international student and as a Fuquan, here are some things I’ve experienced and observed since being here that have really struck me: Student Life at … Continue reading

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Networking is like a Game of Ping Pong, Literally

When you’re a graduate student at The Fuqua School of Business, even the fortune cookie that you get with your Chinese takeout food gives you the same advice — “attend receptions, send emails and make yourself memorable.” It’s a concept … Continue reading

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Discovering Fuqua’s Diversity through International Events

After two really short but busy terms in the MMS: FOB program at Fuqua, we got a much-needed fall break. After the surge of on-campus recruiting, the mad frenzy of classes, company information sessions, networking, job applications, and interviews, getting … Continue reading

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There’s a First Time for Everything at Duke

If you’re a “How I Met Your Mother” enthusiast like me, you’ll remember one of the golden rules — “new is always better.” As someone who lived in the same city for all her life, and was working 60-hour weeks, … Continue reading

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Settling in Durham as an International Student: Part 1

Finding Housing, Transportation, and Furniture Coming from central London, where I studied my undergraduate degree, I knew from the start that my transition to Durham would be tough. I had never lived in the United States before, and honestly apart … Continue reading

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My Favorite Part of Fuqua: A Feeling of Belonging

You step inside the doorway, and your heart tingles with excitement. The first thing you see is the hallway with the row of flags from every country represented at Fuqua. You spot the flag of your home country, and are … Continue reading

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MMS Student AND Resident Assistant

Being a graduate student at Fuqua doesn’t mean you can’t be an active part of Duke’s undergraduate community as well. You can live amongst, make friends with, and even powerfully shape our undergrad community. My two years as a Resident … 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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Three Tips for New MMS Students

Looking back at my MMS experience, I cannot believe how fast the program went by. In the beginning of the summer session, everyone will tell you how quick the program goes by, but you don’t realize how true this statement … Continue reading

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