Lucy Bangiyeva
"A Brazilian consultant, an Indian fashion designer, an Israeli coder, a Chinese doctor, a U.S. Army officer and me, a former financial associate - the combination of professional, cultural, and intellectual diversity resulted in a unique dynamic that has been interesting to be a part of.”
Class of 2018
Industry:
TBD

Prior Education:

Baruch College
Finance, 2011
Hometown:
New York, New York
Nationality:
USA, Uzbekistan

Why I Chose Fuqua

Whether it was starting a business while at Fuqua, advising a company in Madagascar as part of an FCCP project, or becoming a non-voting Board member of a large and distinguished nonprofit, I had an endless number of opportunities available to me. I knew that if I wanted to do something, this would be the place to do it. When I visited campus, I could see and feel the collaborative nature that Fuqua is known for. Not only will the professors help you, but your fellow students will do whatever they can to ensure your success as well.

5 Things to Know About Campout

  1. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Strategically position yourself for those late night check-ins!
  2. Take advantage of the volunteer opportunities. You will be rewarded with an hour to escape and shower, so it’s a win-win.
  3. Walk around and meet as many people as you can! Though Fuqua dominates Campout, remember that there are plenty of other awesome grad students participating as well.
  4. LASA takes the cake for the best party and BBQ, hands down.
  5. You’ll never feel like more of a part of “Team Fuqua” as when someone wakes you up for that 2:41 a.m. check-in 30 hours into Campout.

My Life Before Fuqua

After over three years at Morgan Stanley, I embarked on a year-long volunteer trip which included teaching in Nepal, supporting a permaculture initiative in Italy, and mentoring students in South Africa. When I returned, I worked at a travel startup based in New York City.

My Life After Fuqua

My time abroad taught me that there is an immense need for innovation and business in the emerging markets. I’m hoping to pursue a career either through consulting with a specialization in that region or at a firm with a focus on doing business in those countries.

My Fuqua Activities

CASE i3 Consulting Associate for an Impact Investing Fund

Participant of Program for Entrepreneurs (P4E)

Net Impact Club - Sustainable Business & Social Impact Conference Cabinet member

Association of Women in Business - Gender Allies Cabinet Member

Consulting Club

Adam Smith Society

Fuqua Wine Club

Moving South

Coming from NYC, I was nervous about small town living, but there is plenty of entertainment with options for live music, comedy, and festivals.

What I Love About My Classmates

You’ll hear this time and time again, but there is something about Fuqua students that makes you feel like you’re part of a team. Complete strangers will go out of their way to help you move or connect you with people in their networks. They’ll offer to give you a ride to the airport or take care of your pets.

People are extremely responsive and willing to do whatever they can to help. For example, someone in my section organized volunteers to prepare daily meals for our classmate during her pregnancy. In the many stressful times we have as first years, there is this constant team community has been extremely reassuring.

Student Network


Lucy Bangiyeva Daytime MBA

Lucy Bangiyeva

Class of 2018
Anastasia Solovaniuk Daytime MBA

Anastasia Solovaniuk

Class of 2018
Andrew Seelaus Daytime MBA

Andrew Seelaus

Class of 2017
Willy Chen Mo Daytime MBA

Willy Chen Mo

Class of 2018