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Griffin MuellerGriffin Mueller

Daytime MBA | Class of 2019

 

I am passionate about design thinking and social entrepreneurship, work as a teaching fellow for Duke’s Design For Extreme Affordability Course, am the vice president of curriculum for Duke’s Design Thinking Club, and became a Stanford Design Thinking fellow. Also during my time at Fuqua, I’ve crafted a business plan for a Brazilian telemedicine startup while completing an MBA exchange program in Sao Paulo, and helped design and launch sales key performance indicators for a startup in Chile as part of the Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum. This summer I interned at Deloitte as a technology consultant.

I completed my undergraduate and graduate coursework at Stanford University. After graduating from Stanford, I trained for the 2012 Olympics and then transitioned to a role in corporate strategy at Cisco Systems Inc. At Cisco, I decided to apply to business school, and Fuqua was at the top of my list, as Duke has an exceptional track record of job placement in technology consulting. Since technology consulting roles require heavy teamwork, firms uniquely value Fuqua graduates for their ability to immediately become collaborative and effective team members. Additionally, the Fuqua Consulting Club’s rigorous weekly roadmap sessions walk students through the consulting application process, preparing them every step of the way to submit a strong application. Lastly, the “Team Fuqua” environment supports students well after the application process is over, since the extensive alumni network is always willing to set up coffee chats with interns and new hires, providing advice, insights, and guidance that enable the next generation to thrive in their new roles.

In my free time, I enjoy going on adventures all over the world. During my MBA I’ve traveled to Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Italy. I’m looking forward to an upcoming trip to Tanzania where I’ll be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and going on a safari in the Ngorongoro Crater with my husband.

 

Posts by Griffin:

  • A Guide to Entrepreneurship at Duke - August 7, 2018

    I’m incredibly proud of the resources that Duke University has invested in the innovation and entrepreneurship space. Prospective MBA students who want a comprehensive overview of all the amazing offerings focused on entrepreneurship…

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