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Finding Focus for What’s Important

My brilliant reality is that most of my food these days comes from a bag. The paper Starbucks sleeve that holds my breakfast sandwich, the tote of Chipotle for lunch, and the measly Steamfresh pouch of frozen mixed veggies that … Continue reading

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Nothing Stays the Same, Not Even in an MBA Program: Being Flexible & Trusting your Judgment are Keys to Success

If you are applying to business schools right now, you’ve probably written essays or spoken in interviews with some confidence about exactly why you want an MBA and what you plan to do with it. You also might have some … 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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“Team Fuqua” is Not Just a Slogan

As a prospective student, I was very aware of the tension inherent in the relationship between prospective students and their prospective schools. Just like with job interviewing or dating, each party is trying to evaluate the other. In some sense, … Continue reading

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MBA and Work-Life Balance: Not-So-Strange Bedfellows!

When I started my MBA journey, I believed that work-life balance was an impossible phenomenon. How could it be accomplished? I had a full-time, demanding job, plus a toddler analogous to an energizer bunny, a never ending honey-do list, and … Continue reading

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A Day in My Life

For those of you who are considering the Weekend Executive MBA program, one of your biggest concerns is probably about how the program will fit into the rest of your life. You probably wonder if you can manage everything. I … Continue reading

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Dealing with Whatever Life Throws at You

One of the recurring themes in these blog posts is time management, and another is that life goes on while you’re in school. A very large number of my classmates have experienced at least one significant life event while in … Continue reading

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Tailgating with the Dean

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend an event called “Tailgating with the Dean.” My experience was quite different from what most would consider tailgating — hanging out with friends huddled around a keg, the smell of barbeque while you … 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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