The Fuqua School of Business
October 2014
Team Fuqua Flash

Stop Hunger Now 2014

More than 250 students, alumni, faculty, staff and family members packed 50,000 meals in two frantic hours of fun on Friday, October 3. Over the last three years, the meals packed during our Stop Hunger Now events were shipped to Africa, Syria, and El Salvador. Go, Team Fuqua!

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Fuqua Reunions 2015: Help Make Reunion Great!

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.


Help Fuqua Win the Internet!

Businessweek has sparked a friendly competition among MBA alumni and students to tell why their business school is the best. Help us win by tweeting why you love Fuqua using #WhyMBA and including @DukeFuqua in your tweet. Follow @BW to see the question of the day—the more you tweet, the better Fuqua ranks in the competition!

Upcoming Events




Fernando Bernstein on "Online Retailing: A Personalized Shopping Experience"

Join us for a Fuqua Faculty Conversation with Fernando Bernstein, Professor of Operations Management, on "Online Retailing: A Personalized Shopping Experience." Your "pre-reading" video will be available on the Fuqua Faculty Conversations website next week. Our live online session with Professor Bernstein will take place on Wednesday, October 29, at 11:00 a.m. ET.


New Executive Education Program: Building Dynamic Teams

Manage change and conflict resolution through collaborative decision-making by enrolling in the November 9-12, 2014, session of Building Dynamic Teams. Alumni receive a 25% tuition reduction on Executive Education courses.

Bob McDonald on Leadership

Bob McDonald

Bob McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and former chair of Fuqua's Board of Visitors, recently spoke with students about the qualities that define impactful leadership.

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Follow Us @FuquaAlumni

Stay up-to-date with happenings in the alumni community, upcoming events and more by following @FuquaAlumni on Twitter. Join the conversation by tweeting using #fuquaalumni.

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Judge or Compete in the Duke Start-Up Challenge

Have a great idea? Sign up by October 30 to compete in the Duke Start-Up Challenge! Interested in judging? Learn more and sign up by October 29.


Hire an MMS Student for a Winter Internship

From marketing to finance to research to analysis, the MMS Class of 2015 can provide your organization with free or low-cost assistance on specific projects during their winter break. Interns may work remotely or on-site, depending on your company needs. 

Happy Birthday!

Nathan Askwith MBA '11
Brenda Bwalya-Thole MBA '14
Corinna Chen MBA '12
Marc Courland MBA '12
Christian Henry MBA '06
Yvonne Ikoro-Stephenson '10, MMS '11
Kristine Laca '87, MBA '88
Yaniv Levy MBA '09
Andrea Nathanson MBA '93
Amy Newton MBA '97
Michael Sheckler MBA '92
Mehmet Ekrem Ucal MBA '12

We asked the alumni above celebrating a birthday today, October 16, "Where are you now?"

Here's what they said...




Help Meet the Challenge and Win Basketball Tickets!

Basketball season is upon us, and we're hosting our own little Countdown to Craziness! Alumni and friends who make gifts of $1,000 or more (personal contribution only; matching gifts do not qualify) to the Fuqua Annual Fund in support of the Team Fuqua Annual Fund Challenge between July 1 and October 31, 2014, will be entered into a drawing to win tickets to see Duke vs. Temple in Brooklyn on November 21. If we succeed in reaching 1,150 gifts of $1,000 or more by June 30, 2015, we have the chance to earn an additional $200,000 from our challenge sponsor.

Alumni Q&A

Beth Bafford

Beth Bafford '06, MBA '12
Senior Officer, Strategic Initiatives
Calvert Foundation

"Our shared experience of the culture created a lasting, mutual admiration and respect that I don't think will ever fade away."

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Online Workshop: Start-up Experience: How to Tell If and When It’s the Right Path

Join us for our next online career workshop, "Start-up Experience: How to Tell If and When It's the Right Path," on November 20 at 11:00 a.m. ET. Gain insights from a panel of alumni who have had start-up experience at varying points in their careers and learn how to identify, land and evaluate the best opportunities, plus how to shift in and out of the start-up space during the course of your career.

Jumpstart Your Start-Up Career at AngelList

AngelList is a site for startups, angel investors, and job-seekers pursuing opportunities at start-ups. You can see which start-ups are trending and hiring. There's also a salary tool with which you can compare start-up job salaries nationally and globally. Check out the list of start-ups on AngelList founded by fellow Fuqua alumni!

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