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My First Year at Fuqua

April 21, 2015

Orientation at Fuqua for the Class of 2016

We are three weeks away from finishing the academic year, and I have a lot of mixed feelings about what my first year at Fuqua has been. In my first day at business…

Making the Most of Elective Classes

January 5, 2015

One of the reasons that I was attracted to Fuqua was because of its shorter, six-week terms and the ability to quickly get an overview of general business concepts before diving into elective…

Reflection on the Completion of Fall Term 1

December 17, 2014

Greetings, and I hope you are well! This is my first post and I’d like to start with a word of encouragement. You are most likely in some part of the MBA application…

The Best of Both Worlds: Why I Chose Duke’s MPP/MBA Program

November 24, 2014

When I decided to go back to grad school, I wasn’t sure which program to enroll in. Coming from the nonprofit sector, I knew that I eventually wanted to manage a large nonprofit…

A Day in the Life of a First-Year MBA

July 22, 2014

What does the typical day of an MBA student look like? That’s one of the biggest questions I had as I was preparing to enroll at Fuqua. I had heard snippets from current…

Preparing for a Career in Corporate Strategy

March 12, 2014

I can’t believe I am less than two terms, or 12 weeks, away from graduation. Not surprisingly, I find myself reflecting on my time at school and what I have accomplished. I came…

Consequential Leadership Teams Embody Fuqua’s Diversity

February 14, 2014

Did you know that about 40 percent of Fuqua’s Class of 2015 (440 students) are international? I think this probably makes Fuqua one of the most diverse business schools in the U.S. That…

Thursday: A Day in the Life of a Fuqua MBA Student

January 16, 2014

MBA Networking session in Fuqua's Fox Center during lunch

About this time last year, I remember wondering what day-to-day life would be like as an MBA student. Current students told me their days were packed with classes, speakers, and recruiting events. Still,…

Shedding Light on the MBA Admissions Process

November 25, 2013

the Duke Fuqua Office of Admissions sign, why mba

If I met you out on the road or at one of our campus events, you’re likely to have heard me talk about the “black box” of Admissions. Applications go into the box,…

Symposium Helps Veterans Transition to Business School

November 6, 2013

I am a second-year Daytime MBA student and currently serve as the president of the Duke MBA Armed Forces Association (DAFA). Prior to Fuqua, I graduated from West Point in 2007, served for…