MQM: Business Analytics
My Program Track:
Business Administration: Finance, 2018
Why I Chose Fuqua
I chose Fuqua because of its emphasis on teamwork. I visited Fuqua a few times before making my decision, and each time I was welcomed warmly and treated like I was already part of the team. Everyone I met was friendly and spoke so positively of the collaborative atmosphere at Fuqua. I decided I wanted to immerse myself in an environment where I could be around future business leaders who wanted to learn to work in teams, while also developing a strong quantitative skill set.
Before Fuqua, I worked for First Citizens Bank as a project analyst. The projects I worked on required me to pull insights from data, which would be incorporated into important business decisions. This experience is what really sparked my interest in data science.
After graduation, I hope to work for a technology company in New York City or the Bay area in a data scientist role or work in internal consulting using data. Eventually, I would love to be able to help companies develop a business strategy by utilizing my strong business background and data tools I’ve gained at Fuqua.
My MQM Track
I’m pursuing the Strategy track, where I hope to gain a strong insight into how data can help direct business strategy and the frameworks on which strategy is built.
Top 5 Fuqua Activities
- Blue Devil Experience is the best because you can really get a sense of what it’s like to be a part of Fuqua and you get to meet your amazing classmates for the first time.
- Fuqua Fridays are lots of fun, not only for the free food and drinks but also because it’s a social event where you can get to know everyone.
- Orientation had incredible energy—the staff was so helpful, and at the end, you get to meet your team (a.k.a. your new family).
- Triangle Training is a ropes course team-building activity that really helps you get to know the members of your section and start learning to work together.
- Although this isn’t really an event, there is a foosball table at Fuqua, and we have a lot of people who are always playing and having a great time.