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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Dress for Success: 3 Things You Can Do to Get Noticed at Work

Dressing for success isn’t easy. After all, no one ever tells us how to dress before our first day of work in the corporate world. We usually turn to Google for the answers, but end up more confused than where we started in the first place. So, what are three things you can work on this week to dress for success? Below are three tips to help get you started in the right direction:

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Business Blunders: 3 Ways to Tell You Aren’t Listening

Ever sit next to that person on the plane that just won’t stop talking? You put your ear buds in and they STILL continue to blabber on about their brother’s friend’s mother and her small poodle that does amazing tricks. So, you pull your jacket over your head and yet they still can’t seem to get the hint that you don’t want to be bothered. This is a prime example of not “listening” to body language.

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In the Mind of a Seasoned Professional: Since When Did I Become Yoda?

Megan works with me at my new job. She’s been with the company maybe two years and at her young age she really knows the ropes. I was told to ask her any questions I have about the company and she will help me get acclimated. She is always very accommodating and you just can’t help but like her. The other day we were attending a meeting together and making small talk. She mentioned it was her Mom’s birthday this past weekend and I told her my daughter turned 27 on the same day. Megan said her birthday was last month and she also turned 27. Continue reading