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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…

Leadership Lessons Outside the Classroom

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July 14, 2017

leadership lessons

So far, one of my most memorable experiences at Fuqua, has been leading a local initiative called Just Listen which uses high school student narratives and performance art to promote social change. We…

Duke’s Impact as Host of the MBA Chile 2017 Conference

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May 22, 2017

Approximately 100 MBA Chile conference attendees posing for a group photo

From April 7 through 9, 2017, the MBA Chile conference—the most important meeting of Chilean students abroad—was held at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business for the very first time. The conference brought together more than…

FuquaTalks: Terrifying and Transformational

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February 6, 2017

FuquaTalks Presentation Picture

Imagine that moment when you revealed your deepest secret to someone for the first time. That thing that you hold so close to you, that only your most intimate friends and family know…

The Fuqua Experience: Our Stories

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December 6, 2016

Tushar, Melissa and Nicole in the Fox Center, they share their Fuqua experience

Melissa Blette Like many, I came to orientation feeling excited but nervous. Would the “Team Fuqua” spirit I felt during my campus visits be true of my experience? How would I handle the…

Duke and Durham Remain Great Places for LGBT Students

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November 17, 2016

FuquaPride members and allies gather to watch the NC Pride Parade, one of the reasons why Duke and Durham are great places for LGBT students

As a newly elected co-president of FuquaPride, Fuqua’s LGBT Network, I had the opportunity to attend Reaching Out MBA’s (ROMBA) Leadership Summit in Chicago last April. There I met and networked with other…

Fuqua’s Focus on Leadership Growth

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October 31, 2016

a group presentation at HSM Bootcamp is part of leadership growth at Fuqua

114 weeks ago today I walked into the large Geneen auditorium at Fuqua to meet my classmates. I had just returned from more than two years of living in Ethiopia, working to help small…

Exploring a Career Path: Highlights from My Genentech Internship

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October 25, 2016

interns gathered for a happy hour, Genentech internship

When I came to Fuqua last year, I never thought that I would end up at Genentech for my summer internship. With a background in consulting and interest in the provider space, I…

Reflecting on 2 Years at Fuqua

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August 3, 2016

Me and 2 of the great friends I made during my 2 years at Fuqua

It’s hard to believe that I’m now a Fuqua alumna. It seems like such a short time ago that I was making the drive down from Rhode Island to North Carolina to start…

Your Fuqua Classmates are Everything

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July 19, 2016

A group shot from the photo session with my Fuqua classmates

I’m still learning how meaningful the relationships with my Fuqua classmates are to me. To be fair, I’m one of the older members of my class. At 33, I’ve probably loathed the long hours more…