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Battling the Impact of COVID-19 the Fuqua Way

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April 27, 2020

Six headshot-style photos of bearded student participating in the fundraiser battling the impact of COVID-19

I was on my way to Portugal when COVID-19 concerns escalated into worldwide panic. My classmates and I had just finished our spring break trip to Morocco, and when I landed in the…

The Duke MBA: A Leadership Lab for Personal Growth and Development

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April 20, 2020

Mike and Sarah on stage presenting their candidate platform; Fuqua's leadership lab

In February, my MBA Association Co-President Mike Treiser and I were speaking to a classroom full of prospective students about leadership opportunities at Fuqua. Just before the session, I had found out one of my best friends was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

How Hosting the Top Technology Advisor to the Indian Government Transformed Me

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December 13, 2019

Approximately 20 students seated around a boardroom table listening to Nivruti Rai, top technology advisor to the Indian government

I’m sixteen months into the Daytime MBA program at Fuqua, and the experience has been hugely rewarding. However, my already amazing experience got even better when the Global Team at Fuqua asked me to organize and moderate a panel discussion with Nivruti Rai

Our Fuqua on Board Experience

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November 1, 2019

a Fuqua notebook on a table; gaining board experience

Fuqua On Board is a volunteer-based, year-long program where MBA students are selected from a pool of applicants and paired with a local nonprofit to serve as a non-voting board member

Why We Believe In Doing Business Better

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July 8, 2019

Fuqua Mallway

Every year, the Admissions Committee has the task of identifying students who are energized by the belief that it is possible to do well in business and do good in the world. As…

How Gaining Leadership Experience at Fuqua Transformed Me

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June 3, 2019

Janette posing in her graduation gown with her degree; gaining leadership experience

The final term of my second year at Fuqua has come to the end, and it was another term full of emails, calls, and busy schedules. People usually worship second-year MBA life as the most chill period of the business school experience. It seems like the reality was different, at least for me.

Bonding and Goals at the MBA Association Retreat

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October 15, 2018

Members of the MBA Association having a discussion while sitting in the sand at the beach

Each year during Spring Term 2, after the student organization presidents and cabinets are selected, many of these organizations go on group retreats to discuss goals for the year, share ideas, and bond. The…

Student Leadership at Fuqua: Opportunities to Grow

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August 3, 2018

approximately 400 students in the Daytime MBA Class of 2018 gather for a group photo, student leadership at Fuqua

Before coming to Fuqua, I didn’t expect that students would run the school as much as they do. The student-led culture here is very supportive and collaborative, and I think that sets Fuqua…

Leadership Lessons Outside the Classroom

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July 14, 2017

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So far, one of my most memorable experiences at Fuqua, has been leading a local initiative called Just Listen which uses high school student narratives and performance art to promote social change. We…

Building Hope: Fuqua on Board and Habitat for Humanity

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June 15, 2017

Helping Habitat for Humanity of Durham through the Fuqua on Board program

Looking back on my life, including my experience at Fuqua, one thing clearly rings true: I’ve been extremely fortunate. Many say their success is a function of hard work, and I won’t disagree…

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