How to #GetNoticed When Messaging a Hiring Manager on LinkedIn

Maybe you just got your MBA or maybe you are looking for the next step in your career. You may have your sights aimed on Silicon Valley or one of your dream companies that you’ve been wanting to work at for as long as you can remember. As an employee of a large tech company, I receive hundreds of LinkedIn messages a month from curious, determined and even sometimes demanding people.

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4 Ways to Manage Your Time as an MBA Student

It’s a Saturday morning and as the sun peeks through the blinds at 7am, I’m sitting here staring at my to-do list for the day. It’s overwhelming! As a Weekend Executive MBA student at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, my time has been limited. In fact, my time has become more and more precious.

My Saturday Morning To-Do List

  • Clean the house
  • Grocery shopping
  • Go to Home Depot
  • Team call to go over our assignments at 12pm
  • Call the security company to come fix the video camera that stopped working
  • Visit my Mom (I have to make time for this one!)
  • Study for our upcoming weekend of classes at Duke
  • Spend time with my husband
  • Workout
  • Me time…(last priority)

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5 Things That Happen the 1st Month of Your MBA Program

When you start your MBA, your life will change. Thirty days ago, I started my Executive MBA at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Fuqua was my “Hail Mary” shot at a top business school, and here I was on Day 1 standing in the Hall of Flags under a balloon arch that said “DUKE”. I couldn’t help but feel like exploding with excitement!  Continue reading