Admitted Student Day 2016
The 6th annual MEM/MEng Admitted Student Day was held on Friday, March 25, 2016, and we welcomed attendees from both programs! The information below is for those who missed the event.
Jenny Johnson, the programs’ Associate Director of Career Services, gave the welcome and agenda overview for the MEng Program, while Dr. La Tondra Murray, Director of Professional Masters Programs, did the same for the MEM Program.
Sample Management Class
Dr. Jeff Glass led a sample Innovation Management Class.
The Career Team gave an overview of the support students receive in both programs.
Faculty and Staff Luncheon
Admitted students connected with program faculty and staff during lunch. Faculty gave a brief overview of courses, while staff introduced themselves and their areas of expertise.
Workshops allow students to cultivate practical leadership skills in a safe environment. The featured ASD Workshop, 'Raging River Challenge' (pictured left), required participants to use a creative, collaborative approach to solve a human logic puzzle. Learning outcomes centralized on the importance of communication, engagement, a tolerance for ambiguity, and the ability to embrace risk.
Housing Overview/Student Panel
Note that on-campus housing for graduate students is VERY limited. Most MEM and MEng students live off-campus, and the information below will help you decide on your best option.
Duke's Community Housing office has conducted surveys of students living in various complexes in the area. The survey lists pricing, contact information, and options. Students then rank complexes based on condition, property management, noise, and safety, and each complex's crime statistics are listed as well. You can also see the student breakdown for each complex (would you rather live with a lot of undergrads, or other graduate and professional students?). View search results for this information here, but note that the most recent survey is from 2012, so be sure to check pricing.
Volunteers led attendees on a campus tour.
Attendees received a packet of information as well, including
- MEMP Curriculum Overview
- MEM Brochure
- MEM Class Profile
- MEM Employement Statistics for the Class of 2014
- MEM Estimated Tuition and Fees for 2016-2017
- MEng Curriculum Overview
- MEng Brochure
- MEng Class Profile
- MEng Employment Statistics for the Class of 2014
- MEng Estimated Tuition and Fees for 2016-2017
General Information for all attendees
- MEM/MEng Faculty and Staff Photo Sheet
- Entrepreneurship at Duke
- Innovation Management Sample Syllabus
- Housing, Transportation, Tuition, Financial Aid, and Enrollment/Registration Q&A handouts
- Map of Duke's campus
- Official Visitors Guide to Durham, North Carolina plus Bridget's Guide to Durham
- A List of Durham's Accolades
Special thanks to the MEM and MEng students who made this day possible! If you have any questions, please contact us!