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Gaining Marketing Experience During the Brand Challenge

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July 29, 2019

5 students pose for a photo behind their Brand Challenge display table

During my first year, I had the chance to participate in one of the Duke MBA Marketing Club’s premier annual events, the Brand Challenge. Each year, the club partners with different brands including Dell, P&G, The Hershey Company, and Clorox to put on the Brand Challenge, and it has become a veritable tradition here at Fuqua

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…

Fuqua has the Ingredients for a Transformational Journey

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January 31, 2014

fly fishing

Two years ago I was a sitting at my desk, working for one of the leading investment banks in Chile. I had recently been appointed to Senior Associate, and I was enjoying a…

Climbing Walls: The Fuqua MBA Journey of Personal Growth

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January 2, 2014

Fuqua Daytime MBA students at Triangle Training Center

It all started with this assignment: Take about 70 men and women, from all over the world, from many different backgrounds, with widely (and wildly!) varying levels of athleticism, and get them to…

A Fuquan in Consulting

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November 26, 2013

mba student interns

There’s no mention of consulting in my Fuqua application essays. I think I said I was going to graduate and open up a zero-waste resort on an island powered by renewable energy. While…

Why I Chose an MBA

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October 14, 2013

The answer is complicated when I am asked, “why an MBA at Fuqua?” I’m often asked why I decided to leave a career in the military and government that—by all metrics—was successful and…

Reflections on My Fuqua MBA

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August 16, 2013

1 Degree Obtained (MBA!) 2 Concentrations (Financial Analysis and Management) 11 Countries Visited (Argentina, Panama, China, Taiwan, Israel, Peru, Belize, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, and France) 27 Classes + CLEAD I and II and…

Done Already?

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May 16, 2013

When I began receiving emails regarding graduation, I couldn’t believe that the big day was approaching. In fact, I remember that my heart nearly jumped out of my chest when I first saw…