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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

Chasing My MBA Dream Across Time Zones

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June 11, 2018

students sitting in a classroom during Hybrid Saturday classes, a new part of Fuqua's Weekend Executive MBA format

Studying in a top-flight MBA program has been a lifelong dream of mine. After putting my plans on hold for several years due to personal reasons, I saw an opportunity to get started…

Traveling to Brazil for a New Perspective

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April 15, 2016

Taking a break from our academic travels at Copacabana beach

When deciding whether to add a Global Academic Travel Experience (GATE) to my coursework at Duke, I wasn’t sure if I would find value in the trip. I went back and forth, but…

GATE: What an Amazing Experience

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October 31, 2014

by Horatio Jones, IV, Weekend Executive MBA ’13. Learning about the Global Academic Travel Experience (GATE) is part of what excited me about Duke’s Weekend Executive MBA program. After hearing the experiences of…

Ready for China

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June 27, 2013

July 2nd has been circled on my calendar for quite some time. Why you ask? Not because it is the day after my last day of finals for Term 4, but it’s because…

Oh, the Places You’ll Go (with your textbooks)

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May 24, 2013

When Term 1 started a year ago, I had a plan — a study plan. It was complete with a fancy calendar, freshly purchased from Staples. This “plan” outlined which days I would…

Distinguished Speakers Provide Food for Thought

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May 16, 2013

I generally share my weekday morning train rides to New York City with my fellow neighbors, and a few co-workers. We have our daily discussions and our early morning sleepy and disoriented brains…

My Residency Initiation

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April 23, 2013

As I drove down I-85, on the first of many trips (I have now logged 6,000+ miles), I didn’t quite know what to expect of my first Weekend Executive residency. I had so…

The Right Time for an MBA

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February 18, 2013

Like most who are seriously thinking about pursuing an MBA, the three biggest questions I asked myself as I researched MBA programs were: What value will an MBA provide? Which program is right…

An Ode to Studying

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October 29, 2012

I have studied at a desk. With a pest (named Booger). I have studied on a plane, on a bus, and on a train, And on a boat, but not with a goat…

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