Duke MMS Student Blog
Life on the Fast Track: My Transition from Fuqua to Deloitte
I knew MMS would help bridge the gaps in my college experience caused by the pandemic. What I did not know, however, was that every day I would get the chance to look back and see firsthand how much of a life-changing opportunity attending Duke and Fuqua was for me.
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 MMS Prepared Me for a Major Career Change by Getting Me Out of My Comfort Zone
Similar to a lot of other students, when I arrived at Fuqua I wasn’t sure what industry I wanted to pursue a career in yet.
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.
Preparing for My Career Search
The search for a post-Fuqua career started as soon as I began the MMS program. Coming from a health background with little to no experience in business or job searching I felt intimidated.
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 While Jobhunting During the Pandemic
Around May of 2019, I had just finished my undergraduate degree, graduated, and was looking forward to yet another graduation the following year at Duke.
My Job Hunt: From MMS to Management Consultant
I was thrilled to accept an offer to join The Lafayette Group in Washington, D.C., as a management consultant. Now, I want to share the lessons I learned during my job hunt to help future generations of MMS students.
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