The Fuqua School of Business
April 2015
Team Fuqua Flash

Fuqua Around the World was HUGE!

With more than 1,700 alumni and 500 admitted students, you helped make Fuqua Around the World 2015 the biggest alumni event in Fuqua's history! It was truly a Team Fuqua effort with 117 volunteers who organized 73 events in 25 countries around the globe. We captured the #FATW15 action on Twitter and Instagram as the community celebrated Team Fuqua.

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Fuqua Reunions 2015 is Eight Days Away

Save money and skip the lines by registering online by April 17 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Already registered? We have answers to your questions about the weekend. Visit the reunion website to find out where to park your car, how to check in, what to wear and more.


Team Fuqua Celebrates!


Team Fuqua cheered on the Blue Devils with vigor as they won the national championship. Check out our Storify page of Fuquans celebrating in Durham, in Indianapolis and around the world.

Upcoming Events




Cathy Clark on Impact Investing and Tri-Sector Leadership

Join us for our April Fuqua Faculty Conversation with Cathy Clark on impact investing and tri-sector leadership. Your pre-reading video is available online now. Join us for our live online session with Professor Clark on Wednesday, April 29, at 12:00 p.m. ET.


Distinguished Speaker Series: Ursula Burns

Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO of Xerox, recently visited Fuqua and sat down for a discussion with Dean Bill Boulding as part of Fuqua's Distinguished Speaker Series.

Disruption in Health Care

David Ridley

David Ridley, Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Riddick Associate Professor of the Practice and Faculty Director of the Health Sector Management (HSM) program, comments on impending disruption in the health care system—just one of the topics covered in "Navigating Health Care Trends," an Executive Education course that David will be facilitating May 17-20, 2015.

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Recruiting Made Easy with the Help of Team Fuqua

Connie Chai MBA '16 talks about how the support of alumni and fellow students helped to prepare her for success in interviews. Connie will be embarking on her summer internship in San Francisco in a few weeks.

"It was truly incredible to see Team Fuqua come together to set us all up for success. I strongly believe that because of all the unsolicited support that was offered, the recruiting season, while stressful, was a great deal less anxiety-inducing than it could have been."

Happy Birthday!

Caroline Burgland Cormier MBA '04
Phillip Crowder MBA '94
Ross D'Eredita MBA '13
Astha Dutta MBA '09
Enrique Fernández de la Puebla MBA '12
Rick Franza MBA '83
Scott Gamber MBA '79
Jermaine John MBA '10
Rodnei Larini, Jr. MBA '11
Bob Tate MBA '85
Fernando Vargas MBA '11
Nannan Zhong MBA '14

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

Here's what they said...



Team Fuqua Annual Fund Challenge: Halfway There!

Thanks to your generous support, Fuqua is more than halfway to meeting the Team Fuqua Annual Fund Challenge! When we reach our goal of 1,150 donors making gifts of $1,000 or more before June 30, 2015, our generous challenge sponsor will contribute an additional $200,000 to the Fuqua Annual Fund. Will you help us meet the challenge?

Taking the Plunge

Hilka Schmitz

Hilka Schmitz MBA '03 made the move from banking to a high-tech start-up. She shared her experience on the Fuqua in Europe blog.

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Online Workshop: What's New in Job Interviewing?

Are you getting ready to interview for the first time in a while? Want to sharpen your interview skills in case a great opportunity comes your way? The job interview and the process itself have become increasingly challenging. Join us on Thursday, May 28, at 11:00 a.m. ET to gain insights from recruiters and Career Management Center staff to help you know what to expect and how to prepare for your next interview.


‘Duke Angel Network’ To Connect Alumni Investors With Duke-Affiliated Startups

Duke University is establishing a network of alumni experts to provide investment capital and other support to help entrepreneurs start companies and create jobs based on research, technology and business ideas that come out of the university community.

Opportunity Knocks

What has 411 job postings across a broad range of industries and functions? Fuqua's alumni job board! Updated daily with job listings tailored to MBA and MMS alumni, Fuqua GTS allows you to tailor your search and have new positions sent to your inbox as they're posted.

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Networking Nightmares

Are your assumptions and mistakes holding you back from being a good networker? Check out the 5 Common Misconceptions That Make You Bad at Networking.

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