Duke MMS Student Blog
How You Can Learn About and Try A Tech Career While at Fuqua
Everyone’s career path and goals look different, but every Duke, Fuqua, and other resource I speak of in this article can definitely help you figure out yours in some way.
How Real-World Experience Confirmed My Interest in a Consulting Career
I found myself more excited than ever about my future career path. I had been exposed to consulting, which appeared to be a perfect fit. The field appeared to line up neatly with my skills and personality, however, one glaring issue still existed: I had absolutely no experience in the industry.
Building My Career Skillset with DISI
Fresh into the MMS program, I wanted an opportunity to hone my client-facing skills, while gaining hands-on consulting experience and I stumbled upon Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators.
Gaining Real-World Experience at Fuqua in the Consulting Practicum
As I researched various schools, Fuqua’s opportunity clearly differentiated it from other management programs. The core benefit of this program is that it goes beyond solely academic coursework to develop practical, technical, and communication skills.
What I Learned During the Accenture Case Challenge
Just a disclaimer: I didn’t win Accenture’s case competition. I lost. I learned. I lived to consult another day. Here’s what I took away from that lightning hour of casing and our ten-minute presentation
Brand Competition Delivers More than Just Marketing Experience
For students interested in gaining marketing experience or learning about the fast-moving consumer goods industry, this competition is one of the best opportunities during the program to get front-line exposure to the business world
Gaining Consulting Experience Through Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators
At Fuqua, apart from taking classes, acing case assignments, having team meetings, and networking with a diverse group of people, there are lots of opportunities you can pursue to help you grow