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How to Connect with Admissions

September 16, 2019

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As a prospective student, it is important to connect with admissions and to be in touch with our department throughout your whole application process

Our 25 Random Things

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December 3, 2018

a dozen students displaying the Blue Devil paintings they created during a Wine and Design event, 25 Random Things

The “25 Random Things About Yourself” essay—it’s become a hallmark of Fuqua’s application. Admissions provided some great tips on how to approach it, and we wanted to share some of our ‘random things’…

The Question You May Be Afraid to Ask: How Do You Pronounce Fuqua?

May 8, 2018

a bust of J.B. Fuqua in the school hallway

OK prospective students, we know. You’ve wondered and don’t want to ask. How do you say our school’s name? Full confession here: I’m the assistant dean of the Daytime program and an alumnus,…

Ways to Engage as a Prospective MMS Student

July 17, 2017

MMS student

In Admissions, we often say that Fuqua’s unique culture is best experienced interpersonally. We strongly believe that interacting with admissions officers, students, faculty, or alumni is the ideal way for you to determine…

Tips on Writing Your ’25 Things’ Essay

July 6, 2017

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If you’ve taken a look at an application for any of the programs we offer at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, then a unique essay prompt has likely caught your eye—“25 Random Things…

11 Things To Do Before Moving to Durham

May 2, 2017

1. Find a place to live Here are a few choices: Solis Erwin Mills Berkshire The Heights Belmont Swift The Heights is currently the most common place to live among MMS students. It’s convenient for…

Acing the GMAT

April 7, 2017

a computer being used to study for the GMAT

Don’t be intimidated by the GMAT. In my opinion it’s probably one of the easier standardized tests, because it doesn’t have a specific syllabus to study. You can theoretically crack it based on your…

8 Tips to Ace Your Admissions Interview

April 6, 2017

An admissions interview room

You worked hard to present your best self to the admissions committee through your application. You spent hours studying for exams, drafting meaningful essays, refining your resume, and working with professors and managers…

Don’t Miss Fuqua Around the World

March 22, 2017

More than a dozen attendees of Fuqua Around the World pose for a photo with a Fuqua banner

Fuqua Around The World (aka #FuquaATW) is a series of global networking and social events for Fuquans all over the globe. The events are organized by Fuqua’s alumni relations team, hosted by alumni in…

How Blue Devil Experience Changed My Life

March 20, 2017

5 admitted students posing for a photo during Blue Devil Experience

It’s spring break back in Durham and I’m in the Duke Kunshan University (DKU) library in China, waiting for two of my best friends to get out of their decision models class.  As I walked…

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