The Fuqua School of Business
August 2014
Team Fuqua Flash

Highlights from 2013-14 Daytime MBA Recruiting

Fuqua's Career Management Center was a hub of activity in 2013-14. View highlights from the CMC's Annual Report to learn more about on-campus recruiting and overall trends.

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Fuqua Classmates Reconnect 34 Years Later

Lee Sparkman MBA '80 and Rick Watson MBA '80 have a connection that has spanned both time and distance after meeting at Fuqua. “The school was growing quickly, and I believe most of our classmates felt that we were part of something unique,” says Watson.


Fuqua Reunions 2015: Connect via Social Media

Connect with your class via social media to start reminiscing and building excitement for reunion weekend! We will be compiling lists of your class social media groups on the Fuqua Reunions 2015 website. Send links to your groups to, and we'll add them to the list.

Upcoming Events




Alon Brav on "Hedge Fund Activism"

Join us for a Fuqua Faculty Conversation with Alon Brav, Robert L. Dickens Professor of Business Administration, on "Hedge Fund Activism." Your "pre-reading" video is available on the Fuqua Faculty Conversations website. Our live online session with Professor Brav will take place on Wednesday, August 27, at 12:00 p.m. ET.

New in Executive Education: Duke Management Program

Achieve better performance from your employees and improve processes by enrolling in the November 16-19, 2014, session of the Duke Management Program with Professors Allan Lind and Sim Sitkin. Alumni receive a 25% tuition reduction on Executive Education courses.

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Join Your Reunion Committee

Calling all alumni whose class years end in "0" or "5": We need your help to make Fuqua Reunions 2015 a weekend to remember. We're looking for reunion committee members to reach out to classmates and encourage them to come to reunion weekend. Learn more on the Fuqua Reunions 2015 website and sign up today.

Happy Birthday!

Lia Arapoglou MBA '11
Jeff Blake MBA '11
Samantha Brody MBA '14
Erica Campbell MBA '05
Luis Hernandez MBA '05
Brandon Shelton MBA '07
Lluis Vivas MBA '13
Barry Walker MBA '01
J.P. Ziegler MBA '91

We asked the alumni above celebrating a birthday today, August 21, "Where are you now?"

Here's what they said...



Team Fuqua Annual Fund Challenge Enters Year Three

With two successful years under our belts, we're entering our third and final year of the Team Fuqua Annual Fund Challenge. To meet the challenge and earn another $200,000 from our generous sponsor, we are counting on 1,150 members of Team Fuqua to make gifts of $1,000 or more to the Fuqua Annual Fund before June 30, 2015. Your support also helps us reach our 2014-15 Annual Fund goal of $4.3 million. Are you up to the challenge?

Team Fuqua Accepts the #ALSIceBucket Challenge

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video

What started out as a challenge from one section to another turned into a challenge to Darden, Kenan-Flagler and Wharton.

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Online Workshop: The Myths and Realities of Using Social Media

What are the real benefits of using social media for your career or business? Join us on Thursday, September 18, at 11:00 am EST as staff members from the Career Management Center and Nick Faber, Community Manager at Fuqua, discuss what social media can and cannot do for you and best practices for connecting and communicating through LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.


The Five Deadliest Networking Mistakes

Pushing, stealing, and asking favors of strangers—these are a few of "The Five Deadliest Networking Mistakes." Learn how to avoid them in this LinkedIn article.

Turning a Commitment to the Environment into a Career

Katie Kross

Katie Kross, Managing Director of Fuqua's Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment (EDGE), shares advice on how MBAs can pursue careers with positive environmental impact.

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