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What Are MQM Extracurricular Activities Like?

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January 31, 2019

six students smiling, extracurricular activities

Students in the MQM: BA program are not only academically driven, but also bring a wealth of extracurricular experience and talent to the program. At Fuqua, almost all of the extracurricular activities and…

How My Forensics Track Experience Helps Me in My Job

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December 14, 2018

As I was applying to Fuqua’s MQM program and doing my initial research, I didn’t have a great idea of what forensics was. However, of the four functional tracks offered in the program,…

How the Marketing Track Prepared Me for My Career

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December 3, 2018

Scenes at The Duke University Fuqua School of Business in Durham, NC Friday, November 17, 2017. (Justin Cook for The New York Times)

During my time as a Fuqua student in the MQM: BA Marketing track, much of my coursework focused on the customer—such as my favorite class, Customer Relationship Management. In this class, we took…

Feeling Welcomed by Fuqua and Its Community

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October 29, 2018

dozens of students pose with the flags of India and Pakistan, one of the events that made the author feel welcomed by Fuqua

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…

Your MQM FAQs Answered

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August 28, 2018

MQM FAQs: dozens of MQM students posing for a group photo and holding up New Year's greetings in Chinese

Prospective students ask a lot of good questions about what our program is like. So to help share some insight on the student experience, here are some MQM FAQs: How much time do…

Frustration to Euphoria: The Hackathon Experience

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June 11, 2018

The hackathon experience...Kelsey and Collin holding up the number 3 on their hands after the Duke Men's Basketball Hackathon

Even though I’ve been playing sports since I was five, I didn’t truly understand the importance of teamwork until I attempted to compete in a hackathon solo. There’s nothing more demoralizing than staring…

The Importance of Teams in the MQM Program

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April 24, 2018

five teammates pose in a classroom, The Importance of Teams in the MQM Program

On January 17th, the day had come at last—Team Changeover. I was sad to leave my original learning team members, with whom I’d been working for the previous five months. But at the…

What is Team Fuqua?

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April 9, 2018

six students seated around a table, collaborating on work embodies the answer to "What is Team Fuqua?"

Team Fuqua. It’s a term you constantly hear in our community. Ask for a definition and a hundred people will tell you a hundred stories to illustrate what it means to them. Synthesizing…

My Experience as Marketing Club President

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February 23, 2018

Standing beneath a Duke balloon sign at Fuqua, Marketing Club

Upon starting my journey in Fuqua’s MQM program, I was certain that I wanted to be heavily involved in the school community. I was starting the program fresh out of undergrad, and I…

How Fuqua is Transforming Me Into a Better Person

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February 22, 2018

students displaying their freshly carved Halloween pumpkins, Fuqua is transforming me into a better person

One week into the program, I asked myself whether I made the right choice by coming to Fuqua and joining the new MQM program. A couple of months earlier, I had rejected four…

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