The Fuqua School of Business
July 2015
Team Fuqua Flash

R. David Thomas Center Undergoes Major Renovations

Fuqua's R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center is being renovated and expanded to provide it with a “distinctive, enduring design.” Along with renovations to the existing building, there are plans to build a five-story addition that will offer new guest rooms, more conference space, a business center and restaurants.

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Fuqua Reunions 2016: Save the Date!

Classes ending in "1" and "6" and one-year classes, mark you calendars for the weekend of April 29-May 1, 2016. Whether you're celebrating one year or 25 years since graduating from Fuqua, Fuqua Reunions 2016 promises to be a great weekend to reconnect and reminisce.


Alumni Q&A: Mary Sawyer MBA '05

Senior Manager
Deloitte Consulting

"Team Fuqua means knowing that a team is stronger than the individual leader or each team member can ever be."

Upcoming Events




Scott Dyreng on Corporate Tax Avoidance

Join us for our August Fuqua Faculty Conversation as Scott Dyreng, Associate Professor of Accounting, presents "Corporate Tax Avoidance: How it happens, how it is changing, and what to do about it." Your pre-reading video will be available in mid-August and our live online session will follow shortly afterward. Keep an eye on the Fuqua Faculty Conversations site and your email for more information.

Did you miss our June conversation with Jonathon Cummings on Coordination Challenges in Innovation Teams? All sessions are recorded and available on the Fuqua Faculty Conversations site.

Business Negotiation Skills

"I owe my newfound success in negotiation skills to Professor Rosette's methodology. She is one of the best and is most current when it comes to teaching negotiations."

Raj Galagali MBA '13
Director of Pre-Sales Engineering: Americas
IBM Security Business Unit

Learn more about Executive Education's Business Negotiation Skills course, taught by Professor Ashleigh Rosette.



Alumni Career Outcomes Survey: Share Your Career Path

Fuqua is doing a research project to learn more about post-MBA career paths and your career decision-making process. Genevieve Lupton MBA '16, in partnership with professor Kim Wade-Benzoni, has developed a 15-20 minute survey to learn more about your pre-Fuqua profession, the role you secured immediately after graduation, and your professional life today. Responses will be analyzed in aggregate and will further research about MBA career decision making and enable Fuqua's Career Management Center to offer insights specific to the Fuqua alumni community, such as compensation benchmarks. The deadline to complete this survey is Sunday, August 2, at 11 p.m. EST.


Mentor a Daytime MBA Student

They have questions, you have answers. Share your post-MBA wisdom and industry knowledge as a mentor for a Daytime MBA student.  You can learn more about this opportunity on the alumni website and sign up for the 2015-16 academic year by August 15.

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Principles of Team Fuqua Honorees

Team Fuqua photo

After collecting nominations, a group of student leaders, Fuqua administrators and faculty chose eight students to honor for their extraordinary contributions to Team Fuqua.

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Happy Birthday!

Dave Arnold MBA '99
Chanell Briggs MBA '06
Justin Singer MBA '13
Tim Wilson MBA '83
Sunfield Yang MBA '14

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

Here's what they said...




Thank You, Team Fuqua!

Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends, we successfully completed the three-year Team Fuqua Annual Fund Challenge and received the final installment of the $500,000 challenge gift from our sponsor. The challenge enabled Fuqua to increase the number of donors giving at the $1,000+ level from 625 in 2011-12 to 1,150 in 2014-15 and increase our overall Annual Fund revenue by 67% from $2.75 million to $4.6 million over the same time period.

Charitable Giving Myths

Is writing a check the best way to give? Should only rich people think about tax-driven giving strategies? Is naming a charity in your will the best way to leave a legacy? Duke's Office of Gift Planning dispels three common myths about charitable giving, taxes, and financial planning.

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Positioning for the Next Step: Executive Presence and Other Considerations

In many organizations today, there are fewer and fewer traditional career paths, and a lack of consistency with succession planning. This makes it difficult to know what it truly takes to get ahead, or the "right" next career development step to take.  In addition to learning about what skills and strategies you'll need to manage your career growth and development, our next online career workshop on July 30 at 11 a.m. ET will also cover typical misconceptions and what it means to have executive presence.


Recovering from Career Setbacks

When it comes to recovering from career setbacks, "resilience alone won't cut it--you need to do some serious self-reflection." A study by Harvard Business Review found that those who recovered best learned from their career stumbling blocks by doing identity work.

Build Your Resume

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Are you thinking about refreshing your resume? In under five minutes, Fuqua's Career Management Center teaches you to form more compelling and robust accomplishment statements.

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