Undergraduate Degree: BSC, Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Other degrees earned since graduating? MBA, Harvard
Why did you choose your program and area of study?
I found myself in my senior year of college contemplating my career trajectory - I was eager to transition from a purely technical role to a commercial role at an STEM-focused company. The Engineering Management Program aligned with my professional goals.
Briefly describe your Duke Experience.
Duke opened my eyes to the possibilities that exist for someone with a technical educational background - Duke engineering graduates pursued a plethora of careers such as finance, consulting, and entrepreneurship. More importantly, Duke provided me with exposure to a diverse group of individuals and the opportunity to create lifelong friendships.
What impact has the degree had on your career?
Duke transformed me into a business-savvy engineer - this helped me land a position on the commercial leadership program at a large multinational company. My understanding of business fundamentals that drive performance helped me successfully recruit for and excel on the acquisition turnaround team of a multi-billion dollar business unit.
What advice would you give to prospective applicants - those who are just beginning to explore graduate options at Duke?
Duke offers a platform to explore your intellectual curiosity. You will have the opportunity to learn from world class professors and to build relationships with future trail blazers.
What advice would you give to admitted students who are considering Duke?
Duke is a place where you feel part of a family. The campus will inspire you and nurture your talents. Cherish your time at Duke.