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“Through assessments, coursework, interactions, and feedback, I have gained a better understanding of my individual strengths and areas where I need to continue to focus on improving. Working with such a diverse group of intelligent and accomplished leaders has helped me to become a better listener.”
Regional Vice President, Operations
Ob Hospitalist Group

Global Executive MBA

Class of 2018
Industry:
Health Care

Prior Education:

University of Florida
Political Science, 2005
Hometown:
Jacksonville, FL
Nationality:
USA

Reflections

It’s extremely important to obtain the support of your spouse, family, and employer before starting this program. My husband, Chris, has been beyond supportive and even joined us for the Partners’ Weekend during our residency in Lima, Peru. The company I work for understands the importance of the program along with the time and dedication it requires, especially during the in-person residency periods. If family and work haven’t committed to supporting you during this experience, it will make it significantly harder to be successful.

Before Fuqua

Before starting at Fuqua, I worked as an Area Vice President for a health care company that partners with hospitals to manage their outpatient wound care and hyperbaric oxygen program/service line. I was directly responsible for programs in five states with a P&L in excess of 6M USD.

After Fuqua

By using what I learned while in this program and taking advantage of the help of Ryan Smith at the Career Management Center, I started a new career just before the start of the fifth residency with P&L responsibility of $70M USD.

5 Tips For Navigating Your Career as a Student

  1. Attend the optional Career Management Center events during the residencies—they offer a lot of good tips!
  2. Work closely with Career Management Center staff to help build a tailored job search plan.
  3. Build relationships with students in your program and across other Duke MBA programs.
  4. Utilize the career resources that the Ford Library has to offer.
  5. Attend networking events in your local area and/or other areas, if you can.

Global Executive MBA

Top Areas of Career Focus

Financial Services (13%)
Consulting (11%)
Sales/Business Development (10%)
Energy/Chemical/Gas (8%)
Marketing/PR/Advertising (8%)
Consumer Goods (7%)

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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