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Fuqua Around the World 2019

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March 28, 2019

At least 50 members of the Fuqua community gather for a group photo in San Francisco at the Fuqua Around the World 2019 event

This year’s Fuqua Around the World, the sixth for our global networking event, proved to be bigger and better than ever. What started as a partnership between our Development and Alumni Relations team…

How Duke Basketball Helps Shape the Student Experience

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February 26, 2019

There is a motto at Duke University and the Fuqua School of Business—work hard, play hard. Sure, our students spend a lot of time working on case studies, but they also spend a…

BDW Convinced Me to Come to Fuqua

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February 1, 2019

Duke University's Blue Devil mascot holding a "Team Fuqua" pennant flag at BDW

The transition from applicant to admit was one of my favorite parts of the pre-MBA process. After all the hours spent GMAT prepping, and applying, and refreshing my email inbox, I could finally…

What You Need to Know About Class Sections at Fuqua

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December 5, 2018

Class sections: more than 400 student representing all 6 sections pose on the Fuqua steps for a class photo during orientation

We know you’ve heard all about #teamfuqua, but have you heard about the “Unos” (aka Section 1) or the very proud “#fiveordie” (aka Section 5)? Where It All Begins On day one of…

What is Team Fuqua?

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April 9, 2018

six students seated around a table, collaborating on work embodies the answer to "What is Team Fuqua?"

Team Fuqua. It’s a term you constantly hear in our community. Ask for a definition and a hundred people will tell you a hundred stories to illustrate what it means to them. Synthesizing…

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…

Orientation, or My First Few Days of #TeamFuqua

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December 11, 2017

Like many of you, I wrote about teamwork in my application essays. I lauded the merits of the Fuqua philosophy as guided by the Paired Principles (my personal favorite was, and remains “Supportive…

Investing in a Week on Wall Street

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August 7, 2017

front of the New York Stock Exchange during Week on Wall Street

It’s well known that the best way to get in a cold pool is to jump right in. For aspiring bankers at Fuqua, “Week on Wall Street” is the metaphorical equivalent of jumping…

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…

Overcoming Obstacles and Optimizing Team Performance

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December 18, 2015

students completing obstacles, challenges and optimizing team performance

Fully clad in gym shorts and multi-colored bandannas, my Consequential Leadership (C-LEAD) team erupted into our emphatic team chant—complete with accompanying dance moves—as we headed into the North Carolina forest for our first…

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