Daytime MBA Class of 2022 Student Victoria Bright
“My C-LEAD team is comprised of professionals from marketing, military, energy, finance, government, and health care backgrounds. As a career switcher from a government background, I benefited from the business knowledge that my team members had that related to the core curriculum.”

Daytime MBA

Class of 2022
Industry:
Consumer Packaged Goods

Prior Education:

Duke University
Women’s Studies, 2010
Hometown:
Wilmington, North Carolina
Nationality:
USA

Why I Chose Fuqua

Having solely non-profit and government experience, I knew I wanted to go to a business school with a supportive, collaborative culture. I liked that Fuqua has a team-like culture, which prioritizes collaboration and teamwork. Each first-year student is assigned to a C-LEAD team—made up of five to six students. I don’t know where I’d be without my team. They quickly became like a family to me. No matter what came our way, we got through it together. Knowing that I had this group that I could turn to for anything gave me so much peace.

 

5 Ways to Make Friends at Fuqua

  1. Join a club and attend club events.
  2. Use Fuqua’s Slack channels to find people with similar interests.
  3. Organize a hike along a local trail; students love going on those.
  4. Get involved in your section’s cabinet and help with planning section events.
  5. Take on a leadership position in a club. These positions often require you to work with other students who can then become friends.

My Life Before Fuqua

I served as a congressional aide to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. I managed a legislative portfolio that included health care and veteran’s issues, and drove constituent outreach initiatives. I also led logistics for parts of President Barack Obama’s inauguration and the visit of Pope Francis to the U.S. Capitol. I was then director of alumnae engagement at Duke Alumni Affairs. I managed women’s programming and alumnae student initiatives.

My Life After Fuqua

I’m seeking a career in brand management. In that role, I’ll apply the lessons I’ve learned in classes like consumer behavior, market research, and managing innovations. I’ll also tap into my Fuqua experiences influencing and managing teams.

My Fuqua Activities

Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum (FCCP)

My experience working with an educational non-profit taught me how to consult for a client including, setting a work scope, project plan, tracking team progress, and delivering a mid-point and final presentation.

What I Love About Durham

Durham is known for delicious restaurants, local breweries, southern hospitality, progressive values, and tech startups. Being centrally located in North Carolina, Durham is a short two-to-three-hour drive from the beach and the mountains, and it's within driving distance of Washington DC, Charleston, Charlottesville, and Atlanta.

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