Melissa Blette

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Duke Fuqua student blogger Melissa Blette

Before Fuqua

Born and raised in South Florida, I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2011 with degrees in Marketing and Interdisciplinary Studies. I come to Fuqua from the world of advertising after spending the last five years leading campaigns for national retailers like Party City, Boston Market, and Dunkin’ Donuts.

Why Fuqua

I came to business school to gain a well-versed understanding of business beyond marketing and strategy. I chose Fuqua for my MBA because it offers me the opportunity to continue my development as a leader who can make a meaningful difference through competence, character, and purpose.

At Fuqua

At Fuqua, I am pursuing concentrations in Marketing Product Management and Leadership & Ethics. Outside the classroom, I have been elected a section representative. In this role I serve as the leader of Section 4 (about 70 of my classmates), while working with the MBA Association—the Daytime MBA student governing body. I am also a first-year cabinet member for the Marketing Club and a member of the Association of Women in Business (AWIB).

After Fuqua

I plan to continue my passion for marketing by pursuing a brand management role post-MBA.

Posts by Melissa

Dining in Durham

From 9th Street to downtown, you will never have trouble finding a place to add to your dining in Durham bucket list. The restaurant scene... Read More

The Fuqua Experience: Our Stories

Melissa Blette Like many, I came to orientation feeling excited but nervous. Would the “Team Fuqua” spirit I felt during my campus visits be true... Read More