How Do We Erase the Lines of Divide? Hearing from Aaron Walker of Camelback Ventures

Aaron Walker at Fuqua

This post was written by Kylie Johnston, CASE Fellow, Co-President of the Net Impact Club, and Candidate for MBA, in May 2017. I am an Australian from a middle-income nuclear family of six. I went to a good Australian public high school, a great public university and have worked since I was fourteen and a […]

CASE Chat with Wendy Kopp, CEO & Co-Founder, Teach for All

Wendy Kopp TFA Teach for All

February 2017 This month’s CASE Chat features Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach for America and co-founder of Teach for All, a global network of independent organizations developing educational leaders and sharing educational solutions across the globe. Teach for All operates in 40 countries and has reaching 9.7 million students since its launch at the Clinton Global […]

3 Lessons From My Internship With The Hill Center

The Hill Center Durham NC

This post was written by Nicole Page, a second-year Fuqua MBA in January 2017. She has a background in consulting but is excited and passionate about growing her career in the education space. Nicole sits on the cabinet of the Association of Women in Business on the Leadership team, on the cabinet of the Net […]

The 3 Powerful Lessons on Culture from My Internship with KIPP

KIPP New Orleans

Javier Cortez, Daytime MBA 2017, wrote this post in October 2016. Javier joined Fuqua from Peru where he was born and raised. He is interested in leveraging his financial skills in the social impact investing sector. Before Duke, he worked in a private equity company before doing corporate finance in the leading movie theater chain […]

Day in Durham: Spending Time in the Muck

This post was written by Tiffany Hsieh, a 2018 Fuqua MBA in August 2016. For the past three years, she conducted impact evaluations of education programs at the non-profit, independent research institute SRI International. She previously taught middle school special education in Colorado as a Teach for America corps member. Tiffany received her undergraduate degree […]

SBSI16: A New Decade of Impact-Oriented MBAs

This post was written by Fuqua MBA ’17 Christa Register in April 2016. Prior to coming to Fuqua, Christa spent two years working in rural Africa with the Peace Corps, followed by two years at a social-impact consulting firm in Washington, DC. She is currently pursuing a career in investment banking to better understand the inner […]

From SBSI16: 5 Ecosystem Issues Affecting Education Innovation in North Carolina

March 2016 Tension. Blended. Experimental. These are the words our practitioners chose when asked to describe North Carolina’s education ecosystem at the recent Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference.  More importantly, these words quickly came to life as Darrell Alison, Dawn Arthur (Fuqua MBA ’13), Alex Quigley, Minnie Forte-Brown, shared their diverse perspectives on the […]

My Internship Using Data Analysis to Improve Teacher Selection in Charter Schools

This post was written by Eleanor Boothroyd, Daytime MBA 2016, in February 2016. Eleanor is passionate about education. She serves on the Board of the Durham Nativity School in Durham and as Fuqua’s Net Impact Club co-chair of the Sustainable Business and Social Impact (SBSI) Conference, the largest conference of its kind in the Southeastern US. Prior […]

#OptOutside: REI’s Latest Marketing Ploy or Something More?

October 2015 The day after Thanksgiving has long been the unofficial start of the American holiday shopping season and is a pivotal day of profits for U.S. retailers. Last year, 87 million Americans shopped on Black Friday and accounted for $50.9 billion in sales. As competition for customers has grown fiercer with the increase in online […]

CASE Change Academy: YES Prep Tackles Teacher Retention in Two-Day Program

This post was written by Evelyn Powery and Sarah Martin, both Duke MBA students and CASE Fellows, in April 2015. We recently had the opportunity to participate in the CASE Change Academy, a program that combines customized training, consulting and a laser-focused team retreat. CASE Senior Fellow Dan Heath uses the tools and frameworks from […]