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7 of Our Favorite Student Events

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July 10, 2019

about 100 students pose for a group photo with Duke basketball coaches on the Cameron Indoor Stadium court during one of their student events

We at Fuqua value hard work and discipline, but also live by the famous quote “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”

10 of the Best Duke and Durham Experiences

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April 30, 2019

Durham's skyline at dusk; best Duke and Durham experiences

Urban Axes in downtown Durham is the perfect venue for competitive ax-throwing and might be the most unique activity on the list.

The Value of My Team at Fuqua

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January 29, 2019

The team smiling and posing for a selfie

Friday, the 13th! Believe it or not, that was our first day at Fuqua. I might sound spooky, but what happened on that day was quite the opposite. Teamwork makes the dream work,…

First Impression: This is a Special Program

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January 18, 2019

students, some of whom are dressed in traditional African garments, enjoying Nigerian food at the event, MMS is a special program

When I walked through Fuqua’s doors last July, I wasn’t completely sure what this year would hold for me. Slightly overwhelmed and incredibly nervous, I went into orientation feeling like it would the first day…

Benefits of Getting Involved with Fuqua Clubs

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October 2, 2018

Student organizers of the Business in Africa Conference pose for a photo after the event, Fuqua clubs

Attending Fuqua was both exhilarating and intimidating at the same time. Cultivating strong and lasting relationships has always been something I strive to do wherever I am. Therefore, from the moment I started the…

5 Ways to Make the Most of the MMS Experience

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August 9, 2018

the Class of 2017 celebrating during a group photo at graduation, make the most of the MMS experience

Here’s my tried and tested advice as an MMS graduate. 1. Build authentic relationships with as many people as you can. In my experience, there are three key reasons to do this. New…

Chilling in Durham: Saturday Edition

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July 19, 2018

brunch plates on the patio at Guglhupf, a great spot for chilling in Durham

Now that the presentation that you and your team just spent nine hours preparing together is finished, you find yourself craving a wonderfully relaxing Saturday. What should you do and where should you…

Weekend Excursions: A Refreshing Break from Stress

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April 23, 2018

a dozen students get ready for one of their weekend excursions to Hanging Rock State Park.

Life is a balancing act, and perhaps business school recruiting season is one of the most challenging times to manage academic work, the job search, social life, and personal responsibilities. One of the…

It All Started at Fuqua Around the World…

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April 4, 2018

Madhav, Dilnaman and Anagh at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, a friendship that started at Fuqua Around the World

I recently attended my third consecutive Fuqua Around the World networking event, but this one was different. It was my first as an MMS alumnus and my first without the two people who…

What’s the Big Deal with Basketball at Duke?

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March 12, 2018

the team's bench chairs in Cameron Indoor Stadium, scenes of basketball at Duke

There are a lot of things that make Duke special—the quality of the academics, the gothic architecture, the proximity to other schools—but one thing stands above the rest. Basketball. I always tell people…

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