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Here’s Why Location Gives Schools Like Duke an Edge

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March 26, 2020

students congregating and chatting in Fuqua's main hallway; location is why schools like Duke have an edge

As an alumnus, the question I get asked most by prospective MBA students is whether attending Duke, in medium-sized Durham, North Carolina, will put them at a disadvantage.

Tips for Exploring Durham

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March 2, 2020

The iconic water tower and smokestack of the campus with Durham highrise buildings in the background at dusk; a great place to visit when exploring Durham

At the very beginning, I was afraid of not being able to adjust. How would I live without the restaurant and entertainment offerings that only big cities have?

The Admissions Interview: What to Expect and How to Prepare

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February 17, 2020

A man walking into an admissions interview room

The journey to business school starts in many places—for me, it was in the back seat of my dad’s car. But for all MBAs, at some point, it converges on one location: an admissions interview room.

3 Resources to Help International Applicants Find the Right MBA Program

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September 26, 2019

6 European students holding up swag from the European Business Club; international applicants

I remember two years ago, with the GMAT out of the way, I was confident that I had just completed the hardest part of the application process. Then, all of a sudden, it hit me: I had no idea what program was truly right for me

10 Things to Do After You’re Admitted

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April 2, 2019

Ariadne and her husband smiling and holding Duke cups; after you're admitted

Now that you have received the highly anticipated call, you must be asking yourself what you should do next. Here are 10 steps to help you navigate the upcoming months after you’re admitted…

4 Lessons from My Microsoft Internship

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March 21, 2019

Tiffany sitting beside the Microsoft sign during her Microsoft internship

MBA internships are great opportunities to apply skills gained during your first year and learn additional skills that will make you a well-rounded future business leader. Landing a Microsoft internship as a product…

4 Myths About Applying to Fuqua in Round 3

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January 31, 2019

2 members of the admissions laughing during a conversation around a table, Myths about applying to Fuqua in Round 3

Applying to business school is a journey—one that takes diligent research and some careful soul searching. Here in the Office of Admissions, we get a lot of questions about the best time to…

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 to Choose Your MBA Electives

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Fuqua faculty member, Christine Moorman, photographed teaching class.

A major reason I chose to get my MBA was the opportunity to learn in a structured environment again. One regret from my undergrad experience was not treating education like an all-you-can-eat buffet….

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…

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