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6 Reflections on My First Year

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November 9, 2018

Swati Tiwari - 6 Reflections on My First Year

1. Don’t underestimate the burden of internship recruiting. It wasn’t long after that first email from the Career Management Center in August that I started noticing recruiters on campus for company presentations and…

Meet 7 Moms Pursuing MBAs at Fuqua

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October 19, 2018

7 of the moms pursuing MBAs at Fuqua with their kids

I was seven months pregnant when I attended Weekend for Women, and I decided to come to Fuqua when my daughter was two months old. Going into my MBA program as a new…

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…

Life as an MBA Mom

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January 19, 2018

MBA mom Swati and her daughter posing for a photo

“Wow, you are so brave!” This is the first thing most of my friends said when I told them I was going back to school for a full-time MBA. And they didn’t think…

Durham’s Beer Scene: My Top 5 Places

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November 20, 2017

More than once, a recruiter has looked at my resume and the conversation has immediately turned to beer. As co-president of the Fuqua Beer Club, I guess that is to be expected. I…

Considerations for Your Partner When Starting Your MBA

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July 6, 2017

Considerations for Your Partner

A Student’s Perspective For as long as I can remember, the end of the school year felt like a time to reflect. Unlike birthdays, which seemed like an arbitrary passage of time, finishing…

Dining in Durham

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July 5, 2017

Watts Grocery signage, a great place for dining in Durham

From 9th Street to downtown, you will never have trouble finding a place to add to your dining in Durham bucket list. The restaurant scene has a little something for everyone. While eating…

Activities for Fuqua Partners

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June 23, 2017

Fuqua Partners

I’m so happy to be writing another post about the interesting and varied activities sponsored by Fuqua Partners. First, I think you might want a little background on Fuqua Partners. It’s comprised of…

Staying Fit at Fuqua

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April 20, 2017

About 60 Fuqua students pose for a group photo, staying fit

If you walk the halls of Fuqua, you may occasionally overhear students grumble about the so-called ‘Fuqua Fifteen’—a phenomenon where MBA students gain a few, err, extra pounds at business school. This isn’t…

Around The World: A Highlight of Fuqua’s Social Calendar

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December 28, 2016

Once a term, you will find MBA students queuing up patiently to buy tickets to Around The World, the flagship event hosted by the Duke MBA Wine Club. This social event takes place…

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