Nancy Abramowitz
"FuquaPride is a small but incredible group. After speaking with LGBT students at other top MBA programs, I felt extraordinarily proud of the work FuquaPride does and the atmosphere we create for both LGBT students and allies.”
Class of 2018
Industry:
Consulting (Supply Chain / Technology)

Prior Education:

Bentley University
Management, 2009
Hometown:
Kingston, Pennsylvania
Nationality:
USA

Why I Chose Fuqua

I chose Fuqua for three main reasons: First, my sister and her husband met here and graduated from Fuqua in 2009. They spoke so highly of their experience and could not recommend it enough. Second, Fuqua had been climbing in the national rankings each year. It was exciting to see the school and its professors receive recognition and was reassuring that the brand value had increased year over year. Third, but probably most important, was the very warm welcome I received from current students, especially from the members of FuquaPride and my FuquaBuddy. They made sure I spoke with the right people to help me make a decision and followed up with me right until I started in August. I'm thankful to have the support of such an inclusive group.

5 Things to Know About Durham Housing

  1. There are more options than just Station Nine. The Berkshire communities, as well as Trinity, Solis, and West Village, all provide apartment living.
  2. Station Nine has some benefits, including frequent transportation to Fuqua and school events, a strong Fuqua community, and convenience to 9th street amenities.
  3. You can also live in a house! I rented half of a duplex, so I have tons of space and live in a peaceful neighborhood in the woods.
  4. Keep your budget in mind as you search. It is possible to find what you want at a price you can afford, but you need to be persistent.
  5. Be aware of your transportation options. In retrospect, I wish that I lived on a bus line to get to school or downtown Durham without having to drive or Uber.

My Life Before Fuqua

I managed a distribution center and truck fleet, where I gained an interest in logistics. Most recently, I was a Supply Chain Analyst for an electrical products manufacturer, responsible for negotiating shipping contracts, performing cost analyses, and managing logistics information systems.

My Life After Fuqua

During my summer internship, I am pursuing general management consulting. I still love working in supply chain and IT, so I may choose to focus on those cases as a consultant, but I would also like to broaden my experience and see what other industries or functions interest me.

My Fuqua Activities

Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellow

Merit Scholarship Recipient

Duke Operations and Supply Chain Club (DOSCC)

Section 6 Service Representative

FuquaPride

Duke Management Consulting Club (DMCC)

Culinary Club

Association of Women in Business (AWIB)

My Summer Internship Experience

Bain & Company in New York

What I Love About My Classmates

The diversity of backgrounds and experiences at Fuqua is impressive, but even more so is the unique way students work together. My classmates don’t try to best each other; instead, they work together to motivate and support you at every step. For example, each year, second-year students spend hours preparing a "Roadmap" class for the various industries to ensure first-year students are well-prepared for interviews. They also create case books, review cover letters, do mock interviews, and talk to us at length about their internships. In general, the amount of time, effort, and energy my fellow classmates spend helping each other continues to amaze me.

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