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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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Sakai: Not as Scary as it Sounds

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the most tech-savvy member of my WEMBA class. I showed up to my first class last June with my trusty Blackberry in hand, much to the amusement of my classmates. In … 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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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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