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25 Random Things: Are You the Next Piece of the Puzzle?

January 9, 2014

In my last post, I talked about Team Fuqua. Team Fuqua is what it is because of its people. Each person admitted into one of the MMS programs is an irreplaceable piece of…

Give the Admissions Process Your Best—Don’t Let Doubts Overcome You

November 27, 2013

I was sitting in accounting class, listening to the lecture on accounts receivable, and during the break I heard all the different languages around me: Chinese, Korean, and Hindi. I suddenly realized how…

My 25 Random Things

November 25, 2013

Recently, Fuqua’s Admissions team instituted a question in the application that asks for 25 random things about applicants. From quirks and passions to hopes and fears, be yourself and let your personality shine…

Two MMS Programs Offer Opportunities to Stretch & Grow

November 7, 2013

“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.” Nearly everyone laughs when I share this quip by the American humorist Will Rogers. It isn’t particularly American, of…

Be Yourself When Responding to New Application Essay

September 30, 2013

As many of you have now noticed, we’ve changed our MMS application essays a bit! We found that our essay questions did not allow you to really show us who you are, and…

Application Tips from Admissions Officers

February 22, 2013

It’s application time for the MMS program! As an Admissions Ambassador, I’m often in contact with those involved in the admissions process, so I thought I’d see if they have any tips or…

Thinking about Applying to MMS?

January 9, 2013

Application season for next year’s MMS class is in full swing! The next application deadline is January 24, and as an Admissions Ambassador, I’m very excited to start answering questions about the program….

Top 3 Reasons to Join MMS

November 15, 2012

For the next 8 months, I’ll be living in a town that I knew nothing about until earlier this year: Durham, North Carolina. For 18 years, I lived in the same state, in…

The “Typical” B-School Student?

October 18, 2012

When you think of graduate students at business school, I’m sure you think of people with backgrounds related to finance, economics, and maybe even engineering. Right? Wrong. As the business world is growing…

Everyone at Fuqua is a Resource

August 1, 2012

Take Advantage of Networking Opportunities If you haven’t heard already, one of the most amazing things about being at Fuqua is the unlimited access to the “Fuqua network.” It goes without saying that…