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25 Random Things About My Section

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February 11, 2019

About 70 student, all wearing matching Section 1 T-shirts, pose for a group photo in a classroom during orientation, 25 random things

The “25 Random Things” admissions essay is one of the not so random ways that Fuqua creates a diverse class of MBA candidates that push each other to grow both personally and academically….

Why We Love Fuqua

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February 6, 2019

Fuqua's Breeden Hall entrance, why we love Fuqua

If you have spent just a few moments with someone at Fuqua, you probably figured out that we are passionate about our school. Each person has his or her own story of the…

Why I Chose Fuqua to Transition from the Military to the Workforce

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January 29, 2019

Fellow veterans at Fuqua led classmates during Operation Blue Devil—a leadership training session at Fort Bragg

The choice to leave the service is always a tough one for any military officer. As a third generation Army officer, walking away was especially tough for me, but after I completed the…

How I Knew It Was the Right Time for an MBA

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Arpit Garg standing by the lake.

Are you trying to figure out if it is the right time for an MBA? I was in the same boat as you, and it sure is a tricky decision. Taking a break…

My Veteran’s Perspective on The Duke MBA

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September 5, 2018

A uniformed Army officer address a classroom of veterans seeking veteran's perspective on The Duke MBA

I chose to attend Fuqua because I wanted to join a culture where students are collaborative and selfless when it comes to helping each other. In the Army, we operated under the Warrior Ethos…

What is Team Fuqua?

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April 9, 2018

six students seated around a table, collaborating on work embodies the answer to "What is Team Fuqua?"

Team Fuqua. It’s a term you constantly hear in our community. Ask for a definition and a hundred people will tell you a hundred stories to illustrate what it means to them. Synthesizing…

Orientation, or My First Few Days of #TeamFuqua

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December 11, 2017

Like many of you, I wrote about teamwork in my application essays. I lauded the merits of the Fuqua philosophy as guided by the Paired Principles (my personal favorite was, and remains “Supportive…

One of the Best Decisions of My Life

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December 6, 2017

students in New York city for corporate visits and networking, part of life at a business school in the U.S.

Several months have passed since I started business school, and oh so quickly. During that time it became obvious to me that coming to Fuqua has been one of the best decisions of…

5 Things You Should Know Before Applying

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November 20, 2017

students can have a lot of fun at a Duke football game, things you should know before applying

1. As much as you read about it and think you know what “Team Fuqua” is, you don’t until you experience it. I had my first Team Fuqua experience when I was still…

How Second-Year MBA Students Impact the Business School Experience

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February 16, 2017

Second-year MBA students posing outside of Fuqua

At Fuqua, my business school experience has been transformational rather than transactional. This is due in large part to the work of second-year MBA students throughout the community. Second-year students pass on their wisdom, experience, and…

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