Tag Archives: Career Change

Personal and Professional Lessons from my MBA

I believe there are definite advantages to being a Weekend Executive MBA student—from both a personal and professional perspective—and the program format encourages us to learn soft skills and hard skills. Some specific advantages and lessons that have impacted me … Continue reading

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Impact and Advantages of the Weekend Executive MBA

I’ve been reflecting on my MBA experience, and thought it might be time for an update on me and how the MBA impacted me — for one thing, I made a huge career change. Fuqua’s Weekend Executive program expanded my … Continue reading

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New Ventures 101: Entrepreneurship is About Taking a Risk

It has been 9 months since I submitted a final paper for my entrepreneurship concentration. Since then, I have scratched out the beginnings of a new venture. The initial team included Daytime MBA ’14 Manav Tandon, fellow Weekend Executive MBA … Continue reading

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The Power of the Duke Network

MBA & Team Fuqua Enable Career Change When I joined the Duke Weekend Executive MBA class in 2006, I was a United States Air Force fighter pilot and Director of Force Application Capabilities, working out of the Pentagon. I had … Continue reading

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My Journey to Fuqua

A Day in Fall 2011: While working on a project at a large distributor’s Global Headquarters in fall 2011, a Vice President of Logistics and Supply Chain approached my desk to discuss an upcoming presentation themed “Business Gets Social.” He … Continue reading

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Moving Through the Program — Literally

It has been a hectic month! I moved two weeks ago, during our Term 4 final exam period, from NC to NJ. I’m still commuting back and forth to NC for work. At the same time, I’m looking for a … Continue reading

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Career Crunch Time

I came to Fuqua intent on making a career transition … but then the program began and I quickly let schoolwork, socializing with classmates, and my work/family responsibilities take precedent. Now, however, it’s crunch time! For those of us making … Continue reading

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Unforeseen Benefits

About this time last year I was eagerly awaiting the start of my Weekend Executive MBA journey. A significant part of my excitement and anticipation involved not knowing what to expect and whether the hard work involved in applying, matriculating … Continue reading

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Life, Love and the Pursuit of Craziness

After my class finished Term 3 finals, I used this blog as yet another reason to procrastinate on my all-out attack of the 20-pound FedEx box containing my Term 4 pre-reading! You see, before each term, all the academic prep … Continue reading

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