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Sharpen the Axe: Growing in the Weekend Executive MBA Program

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February 10, 2020

A welcome sign from orientation for the Class of 2020; sharpen the axe

It’s a management and leadership phrase we hear often in our daily careers. This phrase has a deeper meaning—to re-evaluate our learned approach and acquire new skills. A Duke MBA offers an opportunity to learn and expand one’s knowledge in order to propel one’s career growth.

Career Coaches Provide Invaluable Support

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November 20, 2019

Jenny and Meredith, one of the CMC's career coaches, sitting in the JB Duke Hotel lobby

Fuqua’s Career Management Center (CMC) is comprised of a dedicated team that is known to be successful in guiding students toward career paths and matching them with potential employers

When is the Right Time to Pursue an Executive MBA?

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October 16, 2019

Nady posing beside the Fuqua sign; when is the right time to apply for an MBA

What will it take for you to achieve your dream? This is a question I often ask myself whenever I encounter a mountain in life that I need to climb over

Transitioning Back to School for an MBA

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October 1, 2019

an auditorium full of Monish, Jill, and their classmates look on during their back to school orientation

Ever wonder what it is like to transition back to school after a gap of several years since your undergraduate studies? Do you ever contemplate not pursuing graduate school because you think you can’t do it all

Making it Work as a Single Parent Pursuing an MBA

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July 23, 2019

Kiera looking at Jiazi's laptop screen, part of life as a single parent in an MBA program

Is having a full-time job while getting an MBA difficult? Is being a single parent challenging? How about having a full-time job while getting an MBA and being a single parent all at the same time

MBA Reflections: The Sky is the Limit

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June 11, 2019

Preshank posing beside the Fuqua sign; MBA reflections

I attended an open house and fell in love with the curriculum and warmth of the school community which motivated me to apply

Navigating a Category 4 Hurricane the Fuqua Way

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October 12, 2018

Marina with a dog during a hurricane relief supply run to Walgreen's

After what seemed like a furiously paced Term 1 during the summer and an even quicker term break, I was looking forward to going back to campus for the Term 2 residencies in…

Overcoming My Fear of Accounting

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December 21, 2017

A faculty member addressing the class, accounting

I was born on March 2, and so was Dr. Seuss. Naturally, I was destined for creative writing! It made sense to my undergrad college advisor, Dr. Burke. He was thrilled to have…

Going Back to College: No More ‘Exam Fever’

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August 2, 2016

Lunch with classmates - part of going back to college

I’m at the same age as the average person in our class, which means I have been out of school for about 15 years. That’s a long time. The two things I specifically remember…

Students, Faculty or Staff—Who is Better?

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April 9, 2015

Fuqua Professor John Coleman

We go through various life experiences. Some are small, such as dining in a restaurant, and some are big (and life-changing) such as an MBA from Fuqua. An MBA from Fuqua—apart from providing…

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