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“Fuqua offers many diverse opportunities for students. It is impossible to do everything while keeping work and family life in balance, so I made sure to focus on opportunities that I felt sure would benefit me in the future.”
Weapon Systems Officer
United States Air Force

Weekend Executive MBA

Class of 2018
Industry:
Finance

Prior Education:

The Citadel
Electrical Engineering, 2008
Hometown:
Nashville, TN
Nationality:
USA

Reflections

I combined what I learned at Fuqua with my military background to gain a new perspective on how to run an organization with fiscal responsibility for government funds. I was able to present these findings to my supervisor and suggest new ideas about how to manage the budget.

Before Fuqua

My work in the U.S. Air Force required me to fly 3-4 times a week in training sorties with students. I also managed eight direct reports and ensured communications were delivered to 280 personnel.

After Fuqua

I'm currently in a UBS rotational program in NYC with rotations in investment banking, asset management, and private wealth management. I'm seeking a position on the revenue side in a fast-paced, high-performing environment where I can excel.

5 Tips for Working in Teams

  1. Learn to listen.
  2. If you’re talking, you’re not learning.
  3. Trust your teammates.
  4. Failure means you’re taking a risk.
  5. The root cause of most team problems is failure to communicate.

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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