Tag Archives: Hands-on Experience

Experience, Salary, Vacation, and an Offer.

  Jobless in November As mid-November rolled around, I was not one of the fortunate few who had already landed a job offer, and therefore able to spend winter break in blissful relaxation. After speaking to my career coach about … Continue reading

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Business Case Competition Provides Consulting Experience

Now that most of the MMS: FOB class has gone through the first rush of recruiting season, it seems that one of the popular routes is consulting. I had only vaguely heard of what consulting was before coming to Fuqua, … Continue reading

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The Brand Challenge Mission

Recently, my fellow MMSers and I were given the opportunity to participate in the MBA Marketing Club’s Brand Challenge. The annual event is a fun and collaborative competition where teams of students develop creative strategies to market an assigned product … Continue reading

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Preparing for Career Success with MMS

My favorite part of the MMS: Foundations of Business program is the focus on self-assessment and development. So far, we’ve focused on this in our Business Communications class, as well as workshops on team dynamics and career preparation. In order … 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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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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Succeeding in a National Marketing Competition

Throughout the summer and fall terms, several case competitions were hosted at Fuqua (e.g. with Accenture — read a previous blog post about it). Yet, I was wondering whether a competition existed that was more specifically tailored toward solving marketing … Continue reading

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MMS Interns Provide Valuable Support

Almost a year ago, I graduated from the MMS program, eager to apply the skills that I had learned to build a successful career. If someone had told me though, that I would be working with MMS interns less than … Continue reading

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For the Kids

One day while messing around on Facebook during lunch, I noticed that my friend, Kourtney Kellin, had added an acronym to her name on her profile. It read “FTK” in bold letters. Scrunching up my nose I turned to her … 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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