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Learning from Giving: MBA Games and Special Olympics

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December 28, 2017

Students and Special Olympians holding up signs at the MBA games fundraiser

Over the past two summers, I led trips to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where my team of high schoolers volunteered at the Mephibosheth House, a home for kids with disabilities. The kids at the “M…

Orientation, or My First Few Days of #TeamFuqua

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December 11, 2017

Gloves for team building

Like many of you, I wrote about teamwork in my application essays. I lauded the merits of the Fuqua philosophy as guided by the Paired Principles (my personal favorite was, and remains “Supportive…

One of the Best Decisions of My Life

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December 6, 2017

students in New York city for corporate visits and networking, part of life at a business school in the U.S.

Several months have passed since I started business school, and oh so quickly. During that time it became obvious to me that coming to Fuqua has been one of the best decisions of…

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…