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Student Leadership at Fuqua: Opportunities to Grow

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August 3, 2018

approximately 400 students in the Daytime MBA Class of 2018 gather for a group photo, student leadership at Fuqua

Before coming to Fuqua, I didn’t expect that students would run the school as much as they do. The student-led culture here is very supportive and collaborative, and I think that sets Fuqua…

A Week in My Life as an MBA Student Leader

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June 13, 2018

Coach K poses with a few dozen COLE fellows, one of our MBA student leader positions

When speaking with prospective students, I’ve been asked to describe the ‘usual’ day in the life of a Fuqua student. Every time I searched for an answer, I realized how challenging it would…

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…

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…

The Ultimate Global Academic Travel Experience

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November 2, 2017

students posing in front of a Chinese landmark during the Global Academic Travel Experience

Prior to business school, I had never traveled outside the United States. I came to Fuqua wanting to challenge myself to try new things, and I knew that going on a Global Academic…

Mentored Study: Experience You Can’t Get in the Classroom

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October 27, 2017

Mati cans on the fridge shelf, part of my mentored study experience

The field I was in before business school, digital advertising, thrives on the practical. Since it’s only existed for a handful of years, there’s very little theory—it’s all being created by practitioners as…

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…

Building Hope: Fuqua on Board and Habitat for Humanity

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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…

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…

What You Can Learn from Case Competitions

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January 17, 2017

four MBA students at the case competition, case competitions

As a student at Fuqua, I am privileged to have the opportunity to learn from amazing professors in the classroom and then apply that knowledge outside the classroom. I recently had the opportunity…