Tag Archives: Personal Growth

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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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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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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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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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 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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Doing Something that Changes Everything

There’s nothing like writing your first blog post from the side of the highway, while waiting for a tow truck! Going back to school teaches you to make the most of any opportunity. It’s amazing the work you can squeeze … 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 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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