Tag Archives: Professional Development

Concentration

In the Weekend Executive MBA program, concentrations are optional. Two classes for the concentration are taken during the final, required term (Term 6), and then the remaining requirement of a final project is completed during an additional Term 7. I … 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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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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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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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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The Softer Side of Fuqua

There’s no doubt that Weekend Executive MBA (WEMBA) students rigorously study, absorb and ultimately, master, the quantitative aspects of the program. Early on the emphasis is geared toward accounting, finance, statistics and the like. However, Fuqua offers a softer side … Continue reading

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Leadership is About Caring, Influencing & Inspiring

Leadership isn’t about checking boxes, manipulating people, and being self-serving. My leadership classes at Duke have taught me that it’s about caring about others; influencing and inspiring others to care about a cause, and a mission, and to step up … Continue reading

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I’m a Believer!

MBA is Transformational Life has changed a lot in the last year. Since starting the Weekend Executive MBA program just under a year ago, I’ve learned so much, gained so much, and have changed a lot, too. From my team-building … Continue reading

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Resetting Expectations with My New Team

I sat nervously at the head of a long conference table as my direct reports filed into the room. We were in the largest room in the building and my group almost filled it. In the past, as an individual … Continue reading

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