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How EDGE has Enriched My MBA Experience

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August 27, 2018

Jenna and her two EDGE classmates posing by NextEra Energy's office sign

I recall sitting down with Katie Kross, the managing director of Fuqua’s Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE), while I was visiting campus the winter before starting my MBA career….

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…

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…

Breaking Down Fuqua’s Health Care Programming

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June 28, 2018

a brochure and attendees from the conference, one of Fuqua's health care programming options

When I arrived on campus, I was excited and impassioned about studying health care. But it took some time before I understood the difference between all of Fuqua’s health care programming. So here’s…

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…

Values Aligned: Insights from the C200 Women’s Leadership Conference

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April 17, 2018

four women engaged in listening to the speaker at the C200 women's leadership conference

Recently, we were fortunate to welcome members of the preeminent women’s executive leadership organization, C200, to Fuqua for an all-day leadership conference. The event, called “Steering the Way Forward: Be Fearless, Transform &…

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…

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…

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…

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…