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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.

Conference Insights: Ten Years from the Bottom

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April 2, 2019

more than 100 of the attendees are in view with the stage and speakers in the background; conference insights

If someone asked you to discuss the 2008 financial crisis, your first thoughts may be a recollection of newspaper headlines, textbook passages, or classroom lectures. To Wall Street CEOs however, their thoughts on…

My Favorite Fuqua Memories

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March 21, 2019

7 students leaping for joy with mountains in the background, one of my favorite Fuqua memories

I left Fuqua last May ready to rejoin the working world, armed with a new degree and a great deal more knowledge about business, marketing, and health care. The education exceeded every expectation…

How Duke Basketball Helps Shape the Student Experience

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February 26, 2019

There is a motto at Duke University and the Fuqua School of Business—work hard, play hard. Sure, our students spend a lot of time working on case studies, but they also spend a…

5 Students Honor International Women’s Day with Reflections on Fuqua

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February 20, 2019

two female students pose for a photo at a Fuqua event, International Women's Day

International Women’s Day first began as recognition of a women’s labor strike in New York City 110 years ago, but has now grown to an international event that brings awareness and support for…

How CASE Prepared Me for a Social Impact Career

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January 11, 2019

11 students pose with messages written on their arms about their interest in pursuing a social impact career

Four weeks into my post-MBA career, I realized that I absolutely loved my job. I immediately emailed Erin Worsham, the executive director of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), to…

What You Need to Know About Class Sections at Fuqua

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December 5, 2018

Class sections: more than 400 student representing all 6 sections pose on the Fuqua steps for a class photo during orientation

We know you’ve heard all about #teamfuqua, but have you heard about the “Unos” (aka Section 1) or the very proud “#fiveordie” (aka Section 5)? Where It All Begins On day one of…

How AWIB Supports Women at Fuqua

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September 6, 2018

two dozen students, mostly comprised of some of the women at Fuqua, post in front of the school's Christmas tree

Fuqua’s Association of Women in Business (AWIB) community is starting the school year on a joyous note with the announcement that the percentage of women in the Daytime MBA Class of 2020 is…

How EDGE has Enriched My MBA Experience

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August 27, 2018

Jenna and her two EDGE classmates posing by NextEra Energy's office sign

I recall sitting down with Katie Kross, the managing director of Fuqua’s Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE), while I was visiting campus the winter before starting my MBA career….

Exploring the Duke Community Beyond Fuqua

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August 8, 2018

looking down from the top of Duke Chapel at part of campus while exploring the Duke community beyond Fuqua

Duke University as a whole is one of the reasons why I chose Fuqua for my MBA program. As an international student, I was curious to explore the greater Duke community beyond Fuqua…

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