Our Internship Working on Economic Opportunity for All

This post was written by second year MBA students Laura Mixter and Ashley McPhail in October 2014. During this summer, both Laura and Ashley interned at Self-Help in Durham, NC. Their internships were supported by the Summer Internship Fund. Self-Help is a community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Working across a variety of functions to improve […]

From the Classroom to the Great Outdoors: Internship with National Parks Service

This post was written Duke MBA student, Jessica Dennis in October 2014. Jessica completed an internship with the National Park Service at the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, NC. This internship was made possible with the support of the Summer Internship Fund. When I first set foot at Fuqua in July 2013, I had no idea […]

Leveraging Business Skills to Increase Healthcare Quality in My Internship

This post was written by MBA student, Ashley Humienny in October 2014. Ashley interned this summer at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Ashley’s internship was supported by the Summer Internship Fund. Of all of the places open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, hospitals have always interested me the most. The constant white noise of activity, interrupted by […]

A Transformational Experience Interning in a New Orleans’ Charter School

This post was written by Duke MBA student Piero Arrigoni in October 2014. Piero interned at ARISE Academy through an Education Pioneers Fellowship. Piero’s internship was made possible with the support of the Summer Internship Fund. Before Fuqua, I worked as a process manager for a Chilean steel structure manufacturing business. I would never have expected that I would have the opportunity […]

My Internship Developing Operation Models to Increase Physician Access in Rural India

This post was written by Duke MBA student Cristina Arellano in October 2014. Cristina spent her summer in India interning with SughaVazhvu – one of the current Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD) innovators. Cristina’s internship was made possible with the support of the Summer Internship Fund. I spent my summer in India as an MBA Summer Associate working with […]

To Grow Impact Investing, Focus on Multilingual Leadership

This article by Cathy Clark and Ben Thornley was originally posted on the Huffington Post in September 2014. Click here to read the original post.  September 15, 2014, will be remembered for the release of a seminal report on impact investing, care of an international taskforce backed by eight country advisory boards and four topical working groups. […]

Never Forget: The Power of a Small Group

September 2014, Erin Worsham Though I now call North Carolina my home, I am a New Yorker.  Born and bred and proud to be a NYer. So, September 11th always brings back a rush of memories of that horrible morning where hatred and helplessness prevailed.  This morning was especially poignant – reading the #NeverForget, #Honor911 and […]

Day in Durham: Global Leaders Start at Home!

This post was written by Duke MBA students Katie Campbell and Alejandra Gerosa in September 2014. Katie and Ale reflect on the 11th annual Day in Durham – where more than 1700 Fuqua first years have explored the Durham community and been inspired to use their business skills for social impact. After a few weeks of […]

Multilingual Leadership: Cracking the Code

This post by Cathy Clark, Jed Emerson, and Ben Thornley was originally published on the SOCAP14 blog in September 2014. To visit the original post, click here. Last year at SOCAP, we had the privilege of sharing the high-level findings from our Impact Investing 2.0 research project, which included a dozen case studies of outstanding funds and […]

Encouraging Investing Beyond Financial Returns: Q&A with Cathy Clark

This Q&A was first published on the Fuqua website in July 2014. Cathy Clark, Adjunct Professor and Director of Fuqua’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship Impact Investing Initiative (CASE i3), has performed extensive research into the best practices of impact investing, the practice of investing for both financial gain and societal good.  After […]