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“From asking classmates for help with assignments to reaching out to alumni for career advice, I never expected to be vulnerable with so many individuals. Fuqua’s team-based environment has allowed me to lean into my community in ways I never imagined.”

Daytime MBA

Class of 2022
Industry:
Consulting/Technology

Prior Education:

Southern Vermont College
Entrepreneurship and Management, 2012
Hometown:
Farrell, Pennsylvania/Prince George’s County, Maryland
Nationality:
USA

Why I Chose Fuqua

Any top business school would provide me with best-in-class education; however, I wanted my time and money to go towards growth outside of the classroom as getting an MBA is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Before coming to Fuqua, I worked on entrepreneurial ventures alone. I knew that I could build, fail, learn, and grow alongside like-minded individuals through Fuqua's Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. This invaluable resource is something that I felt I couldn’t find anywhere else. Overall, I felt that Fuqua’s community, experiential learning opportunities, and surrounding area would best equip me to be my best self while stretching myself to discover my career calling.

5 Ways to Spend a Saturday in Durham

  1. Have breakfast at Monuts. It will not disappoint.
  2. Host Saturday brunch by the pool at your apartment complex.
  3. Play basketball with friends at the Station Nine basketball court. It's a great way to stay in shape and meet new friends.
  4. For an amazing outdoor dining experience during the winter, have dinner on the rooftop of Unscripted Durham in one of their igloos.  
  5. Meet up with friends at Boxcar Bar & Arcade to watch a game, play ping pong, or play arcade games. In my opinion, this is the best outdoor establishment in Durham.

My Life Before Fuqua

I was an entrepreneur advising a Fortune 500 company with insourcing their global supply chain. Previously, I was a supply chain manager within a middle-market firm assisting airline clients on their global operations.

My Life After Fuqua

My goal is to work at the intersection of strategy, operations, and technology within management consulting or Big Tech. I plan to utilize the skills I'll gain at Fuqua to confidently tackle large-scale ambiguous problems by leading large, diverse teams.

Experiential Learning

I’ve gained hands-on experience within venture investing through a startup fellowship with NC IDEA. Through Fuqua’s mentored study program, I’m completing a data analytics fellowship assisting Duke Athletics with student-athlete performance.

My Favorite Fuqua Professor

Professor Suresh Nallareddy’s approach, openness, and teaching style were amazing. He pushes you to speak up, share your thoughts, and not be afraid of saying the wrong answer. He wants each student to have a voice, and he has the patience to ensure everyone is moving along together.

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