Global Executive MBA Student Eric Davids
"Prior to Fuqua, my only direct exposure to the subjects in the core curriculum was at Uplight, which I joined after the Marine Corps. The case studies, associated frameworks, and conversations with classmates have given me a broader perspective. This, plus the confidence that comes from studying and case study analyses, has helped me become a more effective teammate, leader, and thinker."
Director Strategic Alliances
Uplight

Global Executive MBA

Class of 2023
Industry:
Clean Energy Technology

Prior Education:

United States Naval Academy
BS, Ocean Engineering, 2014
Hometown:
Denver, Colorado
Nationality:
USA

Reflections

One of the residency experiences that stood out to me most was our visit to Endeavor Peru, a leading accelerator program for early-stage startups. We listened to founders talk about their products and services and share their motivations for starting companies. The founder of one of the companies, a bakery with a dozen storefronts, described how the local need he sought to address through the business venture was providing high quality employment to women. The method for achieving this goal was launching the bakery business with his wife, who had a passion for baking. It was an inspiring conversation, accompanied by some delicious samples!

Before Fuqua

Before starting at Fuqua, my position was Chief of Staff at a high-growth B Corp startup providing technology solutions to energy firms in support of their decarbonization and electrification strategies. Before this role, I had served in the Marine Corps for six years as an intelligence officer in infantry units.

After Fuqua

I hope to assume positions of greater responsibility on teams focused on preserving our natural ecosystems and mitigating the destructive impact climate change has on people. Fuqua has equipped me with a range of tools and perspectives I will certainly draw upon, as well as classmates to collaborate with and seek advice from.

How to Maximize Your Experience in the Global Executive MBA Program

I suggest spending time in reflection before each residency, considering both what you want to get out of the residency and what you can give. Some residencies I found myself needing solitude to escape the noise of my day-to-day work, so I would carve out time to go for long walks and runs. It was a great way to explore new places! It’s equally important to consider what support you can offer others during the residency period. Some of my peers were exemplary at this, they would intentionally reach out to others prior to residency and set aside time to help someone think through a career move or just be a friend during a difficult time. Take care of yourself and each other.

Global Executive MBA

Top Areas of Career Focus

Financial Services (20%)
Consulting (5%)
Sales/Business Development (5%)
Energy/Chemical/Gas (9%)
Marketing/PR/Advertising (6%)
Consumer Goods (3%)

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Typical Class Demographics
Global Executive MBA

Age Range

28-45

Work Experience

5-20 years

Countries Represented

17

Women

35%

Non-US Citizenship

30%
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