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My Transition from ICU Nurse to Tech
My decision to pursue an MBA at Duke came during a critical moment in March 2020, working on the frontlines of the pandemic as a nurse in a makeshift intensive care unit for COVID patients.
Class of 2022 Sets Record High Salaries and Acceptances
Our 2022 graduates have once again proven their agility and resilience. After all, they began their Duke MBA journey at the height of the pandemic, when almost everything about the business school experience had to be adapted to keep everyone safe.
Want to Work in Tech? Go to Fuqua
Every student interested in technology asks the same question: “Should I have a tech background to work in the industry?” And the answer is “No!”
How Our MBAs Found Meaningful Work (and Set Records!) in 2021
Here are some of the key takeaways and my thoughts from the 2021 employment report on what’s behind the shifts and trends.
Case Competitions Helped Me Explore the Tech Industry
Companies from different industries come to Fuqua’s campus with fascinating challenges, so I was very intentional when handpicking just a few of them to participate in, focusing on gaining exposure to industries I was genuinely interested in.
Gaining Exposure to the Tech Industry While Developing Client-Facing Skills
The Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum (FCCP), was the perfect opportunity to learn more about the tech industry and a great way to build onto my existing skillset.
Learning from My Remote Internship at Microsoft
Before coming to business school, I worked in the largest bank in Brazil. Choosing to enroll at the Fuqua School of Business, my goals were to achieve hands-on experience at a company where tech was the core business.
Preparing for Disruption: Technological Transformation of Business
This past year, Fuqua launched a new set of core summer term introductory courses. One class was Technological Transformation of Business, which discussed how technology and specific companies revolutionized and disrupted markets, institutions, businesses, and ultimately, society.
Why We Founded the Duke MBA FinTech Club
We co-founded the Duke MBA FinTech Club in the Spring of 2018, with the goal of fostering a community passionate about financial technology at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and to create an ecosystem that supports MBA students in pursuing careers within the industry
3 Impressions from Tech Trek
Ninety of my first-year classmates signed up for Tech Trek and bought tickets to travel across the country during their fall break, with high expectations to learn more about the recruiting opportunities and visit the headquarters of companies such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft.