Tag Archives: Classes

Further Reflections on the Impact of the Weekend Executive MBA

I provided an update earlier about how I balanced work, life and family while in the program and how it impacted me and facilitated a major career change after I graduated. Here are some additional reflections… 3 things I’ve learned … Continue reading

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Sakai: Not as Scary as it Sounds

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the most tech-savvy member of my WEMBA class. I showed up to my first class last June with my trusty Blackberry in hand, much to the amusement of my classmates. In … Continue reading

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A Super Term

As part of the Weekend Executive MBA Class of 2013, my classmates and I are used to a 36-hour whirlwind that happens every other weekend where we: arrive, take a full day of classes, complete assignments, drink beer, crash, and … 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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Oh, the Places You’ll Go (with your textbooks)

When Term 1 started a year ago, I had a plan — a study plan. It was complete with a fancy calendar, freshly purchased from Staples. This “plan” outlined which days I would study, when I would work late and … Continue reading

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Distinguished Speakers Provide Food for Thought

I generally share my weekday morning train rides to New York City with my fellow neighbors, and a few co-workers. We have our daily discussions and our early morning sleepy and disoriented brains try to solve all the world’s problems. … Continue reading

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My Residency Initiation

As I drove down I-85, on the first of many trips (I have now logged 6,000+ miles), I didn’t quite know what to expect of my first Weekend Executive residency. I had so many questions floating through my mind: what … Continue reading

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Looking Back at the Last 2 Years

Two years. Life has brought such a huge amount of change in such a short time. In two years, I have gone from applying to different schools, and trying to decide which schools interested me, to studying for my GMAT, … Continue reading

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Fully Adjusted: It’s Possible!

After 10 years away from college life, it took a while to adjust to being in the classroom again. In addition, my family moved into a new home, and my son turned 2 years old and demanded a lot more … Continue reading

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Motivation 101

Motivation — it’s a challenge. Some days it’s more of a challenge than others. Today is one of those days. I decided I’d rather write a blog post about it than write the paper that’s due for a class. The … Continue reading

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