Duke MQM Student Blog
Team Fuqua is Here in a Time of Need
When I looked into what Team Fuqua meant, I saw that it was described as a whole that values strong friendship, places great importance on collaboration, and is ready to support each other at all times.
A Cultural Celebration Helped Me Create My “Home Away from Home”
The India and Pakistan Independence Day celebration event enabled me to meet the individuals who are presently my closest friends in the MQM program.
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.
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.
Finding Another Home and Family at Fuqua
My time abroad and at graduate school at Duke has been a journey of self-discovery, self-love, making family out of strangers, and finding home in new places.
Feeling Welcomed by Fuqua and Its Community
Since emigrating from Pakistan to the U.S. two years ago, I’ve met hundreds of new people and made great new friends. However, before Fuqua, I always craved having a community that I could feel a part of.