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The Fuqua Experience: Our Stories

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December 6, 2016

Tushar, Melissa and Nicole in the Fox Center, they share their Fuqua experience

Melissa Blette Like many, I came to orientation feeling excited but nervous. Would the “Team Fuqua” spirit I felt during my campus visits be true of my experience? How would I handle the…

Fuqua’s Focus on Leadership Growth

October 31, 2016

a group presentation at HSM Bootcamp is part of leadership growth at Fuqua

114 weeks ago today I walked into the large Geneen auditorium at Fuqua to meet my classmates. I had just returned from more than two years of living in Ethiopia, working to help small…

Reflecting on 2 Years at Fuqua

August 3, 2016

Me and 2 of the great friends I made during my 2 years at Fuqua

It’s hard to believe that I’m now a Fuqua alumna. It seems like such a short time ago that I was making the drive down from Rhode Island to North Carolina to start…

Preparing for an Internship at Coca-Cola

April 11, 2016

Internship at Coca-Cola

Building brands and creating great customer experiences has always been my professional passion. One of the reasons I came to Fuqua was to transition from my previous role at a company where brand…

A Supportive MBA Network has Helped Me Grow

March 25, 2016

Student attendees of the SBSI conference pose with Rose Marcario, Patagonia CEO

The first question each applicant is asked during his or her admissions interview here is typically, “Why Fuqua?” Each one of us has our own reasons, and one is probably the famous Team Fuqua spirit….

How Fuqua Molded Me into an Entrepreneur

March 18, 2016

Our winning team at the 2016 UNC Social Entrepreneurship Contest

A few weeks ago, a number of newly admitted students descended on Fuqua for Blue Devil Weekend. I was reminded that 2 short years ago, I was the newly admitted student trekking to Durham…

Life at Fuqua: Finding Time for the Things You Love

February 15, 2016

me after completing the Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon during my life at Fuqua

Fall Term 2 for first-year students is a hectic time at Fuqua. My classmates and I took (at least) 4 classes, were involved in several extracurricular activities, and were swamped with internship recruiting. Our calendars…

Experiential Learning as an MBA Student at Fuqua

December 29, 2015

Experiential Learning, Team-work and Leadership skills at Fuqua

As an international student, most of my education followed the traditional classroom learning route where one’s academic success was measured on one’s ability to recall information from memory. During the course of my…

Overcoming Obstacles and Optimizing Team Performance

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…

Consequential Power Tools: What I Learned at Fuqua in My First Month

October 5, 2015

using a power tool saw while volunteering for Habitat for Humanity - What I Learned at Fuqua

His name was Bill. “Just follow the line and keep ‘er steady,” he suggested in an expert southern drawl as he handed over the bright yellow Dewalt portable table saw. Right. It’s that…