Winnie Zhang
“I never expected I’d be walking on high ropes coming into Fuqua, but orientation was a fun and amazing experience where we learned how to put teamwork skills into reality.”

MMS: Foundations of Business

Class of 2017

Prior Education:

University of British Columbia
Finance & Business Technology Management, 2015
Vancouver, British Columbia

Why I Chose Fuqua

I was looking for a place to excel both academically and personally. In addition to the prestigious name and abundant resources, I was attracted to Fuqua’s entrepreneurial and close-knit culture. On top of case studies in the classroom, the intense teamwork prepares us for post-graduate reality. Finally, having spent ten years on the west coast, I wanted to experience the east coast lifestyle.

Before Fuqua

During my final year of undergrad, I worked for Tesla and Miss World Canada. After graduation, I cofounded a start-up based in Toronto. I wanted to explore the career option I wanted to focus on for the next few years, so I joined Fuqua.

At Fuqua

My five-person team includes two athletic stars—one football and one soccer—and we represent four nationalities. That’s helping me view things from different perspectives. Outside the classroom, I’m doing Finance Fast Track, belong to the Finance Club, and serve as an MMS Career Ambassador.

5 Things to Know About the Area

  1. Durham has both the vibrant lifestyle of big cities and the natural beauty and tranquility of smaller towns. With an abundant choice of restaurants, hiking trails, and cultural events, there’s always something new to discover.
  2. The start-up scene in Durham is very active too.
  3. The Duke campus is beautiful – I never get bored walking around. The Sarah P. Duke Gardens are a great place for casual walks.
  4. You must watch a Duke sports event to support our Blue Devils.
  5.  While there are a few nice spots on Ninth Street, my personal favorite is Juju.

Master of Management Studies: Foundations of Business

Undergraduate Majors

Liberal Arts (33%)
Business/Accounting (24%)
Engineering/Natural Sciences (18%)
Economics (17%)
Other (8%)

Typical Class Demographics
MMS: Foundations of Business

Average Age


Average Work Experience

6 months or less

Countries Represented


Non-US Citizenship




Student Network

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Nadia Yusuf

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