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“Once, when I was at an airport, a person recognized my Fuqua bag and approached me. It turned out to be a Fuqua alum. We had a really good conversation and established a connection that we still maintain. At that moment, I realized the power of the Fuqua brand and network.”
Operations Manager
Showa Denko Carbon, Inc.

Weekend Executive MBA

Class of 2020
Industry:
Manufacturing

Prior Education:

Universidad Católica ‘Santa Teresa de Jesús’ de Ávila
Mechanical Engineering, 2004
Hometown:
Charleston, South Carolina
Nationality:
Spain

Reflections

For the last term, “Super Term,” both the Weekend Executive MBA and the Global Executive MBA cohorts take elective courses together over two weeks. Since super term occurred during the pandemic, Fuqua offered the option of continuing in a virtual environment or participating in-person. I felt very safe with all the measures implemented by Duke to keep the campus community safe. It was a great opportunity to extend my network. The group was small, however, it resulted in us forming a strong bond. Fuqua also made a great effort to keep us connected with those at home by conducting different virtual activities.

Before Fuqua

I worked as an operations project manager for Showa Denko in a manufacturing plant where I led and solved a complex capacity improvement project. I enjoy the challenges of leading a large team under challenging market circumstances and improving employee performance across the organization.

After Fuqua

I plan to continue evolving my leadership style with the skills I’ve gained at Fuqua. I am also interested in working on business challenges that will generate value for organizations and have a positive impact on society.

Advice

Leverage all of the resources that Fuqua has to offer. Ford Library has incredible resources and databases available to you. The Career Management Center has incredible professionals with deep expertise in different industries that can guide you on your career journey. Join student clubs to engage with students with similar interests and participate in the activities organized by your regional group; it will allow you to increase your local network.

Weekend Executive MBA

Top Areas of Career Focus

IT (16%)
Financial Services (14%)
Health Care/Health Services (10%)
Manufacturing/Operations (9%)
Sales/Business Development (8%)
Consulting (8%)

Typical Class Demographics
Weekend Executive MBA

Age Range

28-45

Work Experience

5-20 years

Students with Advanced Degrees

32%

Countries Represented

19

Women

27%
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Weekend Executive MBA

Erica Taylor

Class of 2020
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Weekend Executive MBA

Michael Nuviola

Class of 2019
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Weekend Executive MBA

Csaba Oveges

Class of 2019
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Weekend Executive MBA

Juan Cadena

Class of 2020