Tag Archives: Business Values

Setting Sail on the MMS Journey

Welcome to Durham MMS Class of 2015! If you think that orientation week at Fuqua consists of casually mingling among your new program buddies over a drink or sitting in boring lectures hours on end, boy, are you in for … Continue reading

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Are you a Fuqua Fit?

The final application deadline for Fuqua’s MMS: FOB program, April 1, 2014, is only a couple of weeks away. If you’re still wondering if you fit the bill of the ideal MMS candidate, this post is aimed at breaking the … Continue reading

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From the Court to the Classroom: The “Fist” Team Analogy

If you ask me, North Carolina is home to the best college basketball in the world. I grew up on the folklore of Tobacco Road, and for those unfamiliar with North Carolina, Tobacco Road is not so much a geographical … Continue reading

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Why Duke? Why Fuqua?

Duke. Fuqua. These two words are game changers. Being accepted into a program that is a part of both? That is life changing. Ok, well maybe being accepted into the MMS: Foundations of Business program isn’t really what changes your … Continue reading

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Finding the Perfect Path

I graduated from Meredith College, a women’s college in Raleigh, NC, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and two minors in history and Italian. So how did a person like me end up in a school of business? Let’s first … Continue reading

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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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Top 5 Lessons from Business School

1. Don’t Just Accept Everything, Question it First Coming from China, I didn’t see myself as a person with “superb critical thinking” written on my personal brand, and I believed this could become a big disadvantage going into the workplace. … Continue reading

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Making an Impact, Leaving a Legacy

Coming into the MMS program, everyone tries to find their niche. I knew it would be a little different for me because my primary focus did not include the traditional areas of finance, consulting, or marketing. Instead, I wanted to … Continue reading

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My First Duke Basketball Experience

When people think of Duke, usually the first thing that comes to mind is basketball. How exciting would it be to play with former Duke basketball players? I found out on Team Changeover Day. On this particular day, at 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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