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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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Final Set of Finals in the Weekend MBA Program

It’s been more than 2 months since I was last in Durham for the Super Term (read about it in my previous post), and now I am only a few days away from being done with my MBA (but who’s … 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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Creature Comforts of Being a Student Again

So the free Fuqua bag is awesome. I’m not kidding, I don’t typically like anyone buying anything for me because I am rather selective in my tastes, but this bag is almost worth the cost of tuition. It’s just another … 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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My MBA Becomes Real

On the night before the first day of orientation, after frantically packing half my closet into a suitcase and driving for three and a half hours through the rain from Charlottesville, Virginia, I found it impossible to sleep. Since I … Continue reading

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First MBA Encounter is Better than Expected

I’m not your typical MBA student. I’m a marketer, a communicator, a feeler, a rebellious leader and an entrepreneur. I definitely don’t have a background in finance, accounting, logistics, operations or anything else fundamentally quantitative in nature. As a professional, … 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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The Right Time for an MBA

Like most who are seriously thinking about pursuing an MBA, the three biggest questions I asked myself as I researched MBA programs were: What value will an MBA provide? Which program is right for me? Why is now the right … Continue reading

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Looking Back, After a Long Haul

I turned in my last paper on December 16, and I officially graduate on May 11 of this year. I now occupy the time between official completion and the time when I celebrate the work I did over the last … Continue reading

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