Tag Archives: Employment

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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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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Happy, Sad, and Everything In Between: The End of MMS

When I finished my last official class as part of the MMS program, I was so happy. I found myself in a favorable position — gainfully employed, graduating with a master’s degree, and with a newfound set of friendships that … 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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Finance Internship — A Gift that Keeps Giving

Climbing the corporate ladder requires one to gain a lot of experience, not only to get started, but also to obtain promotions. The former is often the greatest struggle for recent graduates at all levels (from high school to graduate … Continue reading

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Wanted: Consulting Job

MMS Grad Offers Tips on Recruitment Process My classmate and recent grad Alex Swan (MMS ’12) is now a Global Business Services Consultant at IBM in San Francisco. Recruiting for consulting positions begins earlier than for other jobs, and I thought … Continue reading

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Job Search Tips for International Students

Searching for a job as an international student is completely different from searching as an American citizen or a legal resident. Following are some tips and things I wish I had known early in the MMS program. This blog post … Continue reading

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First Month At My Dream Job

I mentioned in previous posts that I’d be working for Wells Fargo in Charlotte. While I was greatly looking forward to that position, my circumstances changed, and it was in my best interest to take another opportunity. The day after … Continue reading

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Looking Back, While Looking Forward

As I Walk Away from MMS, I See That I’ve Gained A Lot How quickly things change! Just a few weeks ago I was anxiously shooting my resume out to companies, hoping to make plans for after graduation. Now, I … Continue reading

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Career Coaching

One of my favorite aspects of the MMS program has been the career coaching, which every student has access to. My coach is Helen, and she’s the best! At the beginning of the year, there were mandatory sessions for students … Continue reading

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