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Gaining Marketing Experience During the Brand Challenge

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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…