Daytime MBA Class of 2022 Student Natalie Gilmore
“The members of my C-LEAD team include consultants, an entrepreneur, an army infantry officer, and an investment banker. We come from all different parts of the country, have different career interests, and have a range of work experience, yet everyone brings invaluable knowledge to our team.”

Daytime MBA

Class of 2022
Industry:
Consulting

Prior Education:

Villanova University
Finance/International Business, 2014
Hometown:
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Nationality:
USA

Why I Chose Fuqua

I wanted to use business school as a chance to push myself out of my comfort zone, so it was important to me to pick a school where my classmates would be there to support me without judgment. I have found the humility and lack of ego from Fuqua students truly remarkable. My classmates have such vast, incredible experiences and yet are incredibly humble and encouraging. Everyone supports each other as we go down our different paths and step out of our individual comfort zones.

5 Restaurants You Won’t Want to Miss in Durham

  1. Q-Shack – My vote for the best BBQ in the Durham area!
  2. Namu – An awesome spot for fast-casual Korean food with a big outdoor garden.
  3. Vin Rouge – This is a convenient spot to go to with friends in the 9th Street area. The burger is delicious!
  4. Hutchins Garage/LouElla Wine Beer & Beverage – Grab a great pizza from Hutchins and eat outside with a glass of wine from LouElla’s next door.
  5. Plum Southern Kitchen & Bar – This is my favorite restaurant in Durham! The food is incredible (I highly recommend the brisket taco) and, I love the ambiance

My Life Before Fuqua

I worked at Bank of America for six years. I started in a finance rotational program and had roles in financial reporting and investor relations. I then worked in corporate strategy, working on an enterprise-wide strategy for the Board of Directors and CEO. My last year was spent in principal investing, making direct equity investments into startups.

My Life After Fuqua

I will be joining Boston Consulting Group as a consultant in the New York office. I plan to join the firm as a generalist but am interested in working on tech, digital, and retail projects.

My Fuqua Activities

COLE Fellows

My COLE Fellow was someone I could go to for advice about recruiting, academics, social life, etc. I’m eager to pay it forward and build my leadership skills this year as a COLE Fellow myself.

My Favorite Fuqua Professor

Gráinne Fitzsimons taught my Leadership, Ethics, and Organizations course during my first year. I now work with her as she serves as an advisor for the Gender Equity Working Group. I find the work Gráinne does incredibly interesting and relevant. She is intelligent, charming, cares about the development of her students, and devotes her time to make Fuqua a better place.

Daytime MBA Class of 2022 Student Chioma Nwamah
Daytime MBA

Chioma Nwamah

Class of 2022
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Daytime MBA

Adam Simon

Class of 2021
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Daytime MBA

Sarah Daly

Class of 2021
Daytime MBA Class of 2022 Student Victoria Bright
Daytime MBA

Victoria Bright

Class of 2022