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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 Things to Know About Funding Your MBA

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September 17, 2019

a student in a classroom setting watching with a smile; funding your MBA

Here in the admissions office we get a lot of questions from prospective and admitted students about financial aid and scholarships. We thought it might be helpful to lay out some of the basics for you and help you get an understanding of how things work here at Fuqua

3 Myths About Social Impact at Fuqua

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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…

How CASE Prepared Me for a Social Impact Career

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January 11, 2019

11 students pose with messages written on their arms about their interest in pursuing a social impact career

Four weeks into my post-MBA career, I realized that I absolutely loved my job. I immediately emailed Erin Worsham, the executive director of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), to…

What I’ve Gained from Fuqua as an International Student

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October 24, 2018

dozens of flags line the hallway with students bustling below, international student

I knew I wanted to come to the U.S. for business school, but I also knew that I wanted to return to my home country, Indonesia, in the long run. About five years…

A Guide to Entrepreneurship at Duke

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August 7, 2018

Students listen to a speaker during a classroom session on entrepreneurship at Duke

I’m incredibly proud of the resources that Duke University has invested in the innovation and entrepreneurship space. Prospective MBA students who want a comprehensive overview of all the amazing offerings focused on entrepreneurship…

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…

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…

Launching Ideas: The Inaugural Social Impact Startup Weekend

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April 5, 2017

A presenter discusses social impact ideas with the participants

When I walked into Duke’s innovation center, “The Bullpen,” to participate in the Fuqua Net Impact club’s inaugural Social Impact Startup Weekend, I had no idea what to expect. Many of the participants were students…

Helping Durham’s Small Businesses Via Fuqua on Board

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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….

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