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Jay PatelJay Patel

Weekend Executive MBA | Class of 2013

 

I am currently an Advisory Software Engineer at IBM, located in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. I have a deep understanding of technology, a strong interest in patent development, and a belief in continuous learning. I am pursuing my MBA to cultivate both my leadership skills and entrepreneurial spirit. I chose Duke because of its exceptional executive program — defined by its diverse student body, world class faculty, and reputation for excellence — which I believe is the framework to develop strong, passionate leaders.

Outside of work and school, I spend time with my family and friends by traveling, enjoying each other’s company, and attending various events. I am also an avid sports fanatic and I officially became a “Cameron Crazy” by attending my first Duke basketball game in Cameron. If you have not had the opportunity, I strongly recommend it!!

I take pride in being affiliated with Fuqua and am continuously impressed by the passion with which both Fuqua students and alumni speak of the program. I look forward to sharing my journey with you!

 

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