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“I’ve learned how to be an integral part of a high functioning team, and how to play my part in making the team greater than the sum of the individuals.”
Product Manager
Lenovo

Weekend Executive MBA

Class of 2019
Industry:
Consumer Electronics

Prior Education:

University of Houston
M.S., Electrical Engineering, 2010
Hometown:
Raleigh, North Carolina
Nationality:
India

Reflections

One question I ask myself constantly is: What was I doing with my leisure time before joining Fuqua?! I somehow have found time to work a full-time job, spend time with my toddler in the evening, and still manage to study for about 3 hours a day on weekdays and about 8 hours on the weekends. I’ve learned from my Fuqua experience that I can always 'make' time for the important things in life - be it family or career or personal interests. There's always something I can cut back on and find balance.

Before Fuqua

I worked as a Senior Engineer for a startup based in Research Triangle Park where I was responsible for developing and sustaining processes. There, I learned how to wear many hats, take initiatives, and make an impact.

After Fuqua

During the program, I transitioned to a Product Management role. I'm excited about what I can offer to this role with business knowledge from my MBA. While I'm confident that I will tap into the wide-ranging functional knowledge, I anticipate leveraging learnings from Strategy, Finance, and Marketing in particular as I grow in product management.

5 Places to Visit While in Durham

  1. Breweries—Fullsteam, Ponysaurus, and Hi-Wire
  2. Be sure to check out the Duke University campus
  3. Catch a game at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park
  4. Grab dinner at the American Tobacco Campus
  5. Any place where you can have fun with your classmates

Weekend Executive MBA

Top Areas of Career Focus

IT (16%)
Financial Services (14%)
Health Care/Health Services (10%)
Manufacturing/Operations (9%)
Sales/Business Development (8%)
Consulting (8%)

Typical Class Demographics
Weekend Executive MBA

Age Range

28-45

Work Experience

5-20 years

Students with Advanced Degrees

32%

Countries Represented

19

Women

27%
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Weekend Executive MBA

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Class of 2019
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Weekend Executive MBA

Eugene Brown

Class of 2018
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Weekend Executive MBA

Kristin Labonte

Class of 2019
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Weekend Executive MBA

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Class of 2018