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“My first team truly set the bar for my Fuqua experience. From the beginning, we agreed that we valued learning – both from each other and from our coursework. We bonded and toughed it out, laughed and studied together, and overall gained lifelong friendships.”
Production Engineer
Shell Oil Company

Global Executive MBA

Class of 2020
Industry:
Energy

Prior Education:

Yale University
Chemical Engineering, 2008
Hometown:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality:
USA

Reflections

I wanted to earn my MBA to help me branch out from the purely technical aspect of my role but still stay within the energy industry. Fuqua was one of the only top executive MBA programs that offered electives and a concentration in energy. I also realized that the Fuqua network would be life-changing. Before coursework even began, over coffee with another cohort member, I shared my career interest in energy transition; she immediately started helping me connect with folks she knew in that sector. I’ve been privileged to meet some of the most amazing and inspiring people throughout my time at Fuqua.

Before Fuqua

I like to tell those that are not in the industry that as a production engineer, I am a “well doctor.” I ensure that the oil wells are healthy and producing optimally, and if they aren’t – I diagnose the problem and perform an intervention to fix it.

After Fuqua

I plan to work within the energy transition space – determining how businesses can succeed during the transition to a low carbon economy. I plan to apply the technical, leadership, and managerial lessons I’ve learned in this program to my new career path.

5 Tips for Working in Teams

  1. Take filling out the team charter seriously and refer back to it when needed.
  2. Celebrate successes – big or small – and laugh as often as possible.
  3. Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable with your team – your teammates have your back.
  4. Get to know your teammates in – and—out of the classroom. Each one has a story and wisdom to share.
  5. There is no such thing as over-communication! Keep your teammates up to date on your commitments and actions. Deal with issues head-on, even if that is not your preferred style.

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%)

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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