Duke MQM Student Blog
Reflections on Graduating During the Pandemic
Graduating during the pandemic after completing my master’s degree from my bedroom was certainly not how I pictured my final moments in the MQM program. However, those last few months brought forth a unique learning experience.
Examples of How to Approach the 25 Random Things Essay
The MQM application can appear to be a very challenging task at first. But with a little help from this blog, hopefully you'll be off to a great start.
A Data Challenge from Adobe and Major League Baseball
Last fall, I had the absolute honor of representing Fuqua and Duke as a finalist in the Adobe Analytics Challenge. I was flown out to Adobe’s headquarters in San Jose, California, to present our big ideas in front of a panel of judges and a live audience.
Where Do MQM Students Live?
Signing a lease for an apartment without seeing it, in a city you have never lived might sound like a daunting task and let me be honest with you, it is. So, here is the brief version of how I ended up staying where I did.
Shifting to Online Classes During the Pandemic
Now that we've graduated and most of my MQM classmates and I have entered our permanent vacations from academia, I can honestly say—I miss online classes.
Exploring West Coast Jobs During Fall Break
Last October, I spent a week in San Francisco during fall break and immersed myself in the Bay Area and its culture. It was a fantastic experience for a tech enthusiast like me and a great opportunity to learn more about West Coast jobs.
What Didn’t I Know Before Applying to Fuqua
I didn't know that everyone is alone together. hough that may sound a bit existential, I soon realized that I wasn’t the only one in the program who left everything behind to attend Duke in hopes of building a better life.
Visiting Campus as a Prospective Student
Scheduling a campus visit is a great opportunity to get to know more about Fuqua's culture. By immersing yourself in our community for a day, you will be able to talk face-to-face with current students, the admissions team, and likely even faculty members
How I Met My First and Closest Friends in the Program
I got my acceptance from Fuqua in December 2018, and by the beginning of 2019, I had made up my mind about spending the next year of my life in Durham, North Carolina.