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Battling the Impact of COVID-19 the Fuqua Way

April 27, 2020

Six headshot-style photos of bearded student participating in the fundraiser battling the impact of COVID-19

I was on my way to Portugal when COVID-19 concerns escalated into worldwide panic. My classmates and I had just finished our spring break trip to Morocco, and when I landed in the…

Our Fuqua on Board Experience

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November 1, 2019

a Fuqua notebook on a table; gaining board experience

Fuqua On Board is a volunteer-based, year-long program where MBA students are selected from a pool of applicants and paired with a local nonprofit to serve as a non-voting board member

3 Myths About Social Impact at Fuqua

January 29, 2019

Erin posing on stage with student leaders and speakers from the social impact conference

At Fuqua, we believe in empowering our students and alumni with the business skills needed to achieve social change. The Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) was founded at Fuqua to…

Learning from Giving: MBA Games and Special Olympics

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…

Leadership Lessons Outside the Classroom

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…

Building Hope: Fuqua on Board and Habitat for Humanity

June 15, 2017

Helping Habitat for Humanity of Durham through the Fuqua on Board program

Looking back on my life, including my experience at Fuqua, one thing clearly rings true: I’ve been extremely fortunate. Many say their success is a function of hard work, and I won’t disagree…

Helping Durham’s Small Businesses Via Fuqua on Board

March 10, 2017

Three board members pose at the GDBCC Annual Gala to help Durham's small businesses

One of the highlights of my MBA experience at Fuqua has been becoming a board member for the Greater Durham Black Chamber of Commerce (GDBCC) thanks to the Fuqua on Board (FOB) program….

Life at Fuqua: Finding Time for the Things You Love

February 15, 2016

me after completing the Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon during my life at Fuqua

Fall Term 2 for first-year students is a hectic time at Fuqua. My classmates and I took (at least) 4 classes, were involved in several extracurricular activities, and were swamped with internship recruiting. Our calendars…

Taking the Mentorship Program to the Entire Daytime MBA Community

November 24, 2015

Recent Duke Fuqua alumni shared their mentorship program experiences with current MBA students

Seeing the success of the small scale mentorship programs run by some of Fuqua’s student clubs, Jennifer Kim and I saw an opportunity to team up with the Development and Alumni Relations department…

Consequential Power Tools: What I Learned at Fuqua in My First Month

October 5, 2015

using a power tool saw while volunteering for Habitat for Humanity - What I Learned at Fuqua

His name was Bill. “Just follow the line and keep ‘er steady,” he suggested in an expert southern drawl as he handed over the bright yellow Dewalt portable table saw. Right. It’s that…

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