Liz Quencer

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Liz Quencer, Duke Fuqua MBA student blogger

I grew up in rural Jefferson County, NY, one of the snowiest parts of the U.S., and attended the same small public school as both my parents.

In 2010, I graduated from Syracuse University with a triple major in Television, Radio & Film; Political Science; and Psychology. I then spent a year working in various research and communications capacities for the New York State Assembly and then two and a half years working as an intellectual property paralegal for the company that makes the tree-shaped paper air fresheners sold world-wide. Immediately before coming to Duke, I completed a one-year Master of Accounting degree at University of North Carolina’s (UNC) Kenan-Flagler Business School and passed the Uniform CPA Exam.

I came to Duke because I wanted to complete my JD/MBA at a school where each of the two programs was top-ranked, that has strong alumni ties in the New York City market, great teachers, practical course work, and a collaborative rather than competitive culture. I also fell in love with North Carolina’s Research Triangle area when I attended UNC and was excited to extend my stay by four years before moving back to New York.

Posts by Liz

Why Investment Banking?

Like many of my Fuqua classmates, my career objectives diverged from what I wrote in my admissions essays. When I applied to the joint JD/MBA... Read More