What I Can Contribute to Fuqua's Culture

Essay Question #2: How will your background, values, and non-work activities enhance the experience of other Duke MBA students and add value to Fuqua’s diverse culture?

I believe that my nonprofit experience will allow me to bring a level of depth and understanding to the field in which I eventually hope to work, as well as bring a unique perspective to my class. The importance of community or public service and philanthropy have been ingrained in me since my early school days, and I have tried to increase my understanding of educational inequity thus far in my career. I hope that my past experiences will allow me to add to the diversity of my class at Fuqua.

Over the past two years, I have immersed myself in the local community and worked to further my involvement outside the education field. I am an active member of the Junior League, which has deeply broadened my network within the community. As a League member, I have served on committees to help bring an awareness of health and nutrition to young girls. Broadening the impact on my community is something I would continue to do at Fuqua.

The Junior League has also offered me exceptional opportunities to build my leadership abilities. This past year, I served as a co-chair of our annual fashion show. Not only did this experience allow me to work directly with girls in the local community, but it also challenged me to improve my leadership...

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