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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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Free Lunch with a Side of Honest MBA Insight

Maybe it’s just me, but even though I’m a Director at a Fortune 50 company, I’m still a sucker for a free lunch. Based on that, it probably won’t come as much of a surprise that I attended 3 Duke … 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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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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Super Term!

The past few weeks have been nice — the calm before the storm — before Term 6, the final term. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It might even be graduation, instead of a train … Continue reading

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Moving Through the Program — Literally

It has been a hectic month! I moved two weeks ago, during our Term 4 final exam period, from NC to NJ. I’m still commuting back and forth to NC for work. At the same time, I’m looking for a … 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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The Weekend Format Works for Me

When I started looking at business schools, I discovered that there are a lot of different formats — weeknights, weekends, extended trips away, daytime, and more. I realized quickly that I’d have to prioritize my preferences. Since I’m a Girl … 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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Why (and How) I Chose Fuqua

There are many programs out there to choose from, and one of the hardest decisions is picking which schools to research, visit, and apply to. In North Carolina’s Triangle area alone, there are several great choices, and each one has … Continue reading

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