The Fuqua School of Business
December 2014
Team Fuqua Flash

2015 Online Career Workshops

We are pleased to announce our new online career workshop topics for 2015! From interviewing to your first 90 days to exective presence and more, we've got you covered at any stage of your career.

Learn more and register




Fuqua Reunions 2015: Registration opens in February

Stay tuned in the new year for more information about the weekend's events and the launch of early bird registration in February. Meanwhile, check out a tentative schedule for the weekend, including a leadership session with Rick Voirin and faculty presentations by Chris Moorman and Shane Dikolli.


Alumni Q&A

Jackie Hodge MBA '90
Senior Client Relations Manager

Jackie is a member of the Daytime MBA Class of 1990 and will be celebrating her 25-year reunion at Fuqua Reunions 2015 this spring. She also serves on Fuqua's Minority Alumni Advisory Board.

Upcoming Events




A View of the Private Equity and Investment Landscape in the Middle East

Mo Bississo MBA '08 recently shared his insights on private equity and the general economic backdrop in the Middle East on Fuqua's Middle East regional blog.

Executive Education: Advanced Management Program

Rethink your leadership strategies and expand on your concepts of global perspective, market volatility and innovation during the Advanced Management Program, June 7-19 & August 2-14, 2015. Alumni receive a 25% tuition reduction on Executive Education courses.




Tonya Registre MBA '09 Wins May-Penn Award

Congratulations to Tonya Registre MBA '09 who received the May-Penn Award for Excellence during the 2014 Duke MBA Workshop for Minority Applicants. A member of Fuqua's Minority Alumni Advisory Board, Tonya has been instrumental in helping with diversity recruiting initiatives through the Admissions office.


Mentor a Daytime MBA Student

Share your career advice and industry knowledge as a mentor for a Daytime MBA student. Our student clubs are seeking mentors in a variety of industries to work one-on-one with students. You can learn more about this opportunity on the alumni website and sign up to be a mentor for the 2014-15 school year by January 23, 2015.

Sign up

Happy Birthday!

Cody Chesneau MMS '14
Wing-Kit Chu MBA '14
Ken Cowen '78, MBA '04
Bill Dracos '91, MBA '99
Armin Eiche MBA '06
Adam Flur '13, MMS '14
Amber Ivins '06, MBA '11
Bing Li MBA '01
Ron Miao MBA '91
Naveen Seshadri MBA '11

We asked the alumni above celebrating a birthday today, December 18, "Where are you now?"

Here's what they said...



Charitable Lead Annuity Trust: A sharp choice for wealth transfer

Fuqua Board of Visitors Chair Ron Nicol MBA '86 and his wife, Liane, recently spoke to Forbes about making a planned gift to Fuqua through a charitable lead annuity trust—a unique opportunity for donors to provide fixed payments to a charity for a set numbers of years with the remaining balance transferred to children or other loved ones.


13 Days Left in 2014 to Support the Fuqua Annual Fund!

The calendar year is coming to a close in just two weeks! In this season of giving, please consider making a tax-deductible year-end gift to the Fuqua Annual Fund. Make your investment go further by helping us meet the Team Fuqua Annual Fund Challenge. To date, 254 alumni and friends have made gifts of $1,000 or more, helping us to reach our goal of 1,150 leadership donors by June 30, 2015 to earn an additional $200,000 from our challenge sponsor.

Why I Give...

Rishi Gupta

"I gave to honor those that laid the foundation for my time, and to continue to make this place the best place in the world to spend two years of your life."

Rishi Gupta MBA '14
Manager, Deloitte
New member of the Thomas F. Keller Leadership Donor Society




Your First 90 Days: Insights on Maximizing Success in a New Job

Join us on January 29 for our first online career workshop of the new year, "Your First 90 Days: Insights on Maximizing Success in a New Job." The first 90 days are some of the most important in any new role and yet are filled with challenges and obstacles. In this webinar, we will cover why the first 90 days are so important while also sharing some concrete takeaways to start your next role on the right foot.

Alumni Resource: Going Global

Fuqua alumni enjoy free access to GoingGlobal, a database of global resources that is especially useful for an international job search. The various country guides offer job search resources, industry and employment trends, networking opportunities, and other region-specific advice.

Learn more

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