Harvard | Mr. Healthcare Fanatic
GMAT 770, GPA 3.46
Harvard | Mr. MacGruber
GRE 313, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. Real Estate Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
Emory Goizueta | Mr. Multimedia
GRE 308, GPA 3.4
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Poet At Heart
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Yale | Mr. Ukrainian Biz Man
GRE 310, GPA 4.75 out of 5
Darden | Mr. Former Scientist
GMAT 680, GPA 3.65
Stanford GSB | Mr. Sustainable Business
GRE 331, GPA 3.86
Wharton | Mr. Microsoft Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.31
Yale | Ms. Impact Investing
GRE 323, GPA 3.8
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Food Waste Warrior
GMAT Not written yet (around 680), GPA 3.27
Stanford GSB | Ms. Future Tech Exec
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
Georgetown McDonough | Ms. Air Force
GMAT 610, GPA 3.8
Kellogg | Mr. Finance To Education
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Rice Jones | Mr. Back To School
GRE 315, GPA 3.0
Columbia | Mr. Aussie Military Man
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0 (rough conversion from Weighted Average Mark)
Harvard | Mr. Hopeful Philanthropist
GMAT 710, GPA 3.74
Stanford GSB | Mr. FinTech
GMAT Not Taken Yet, GPA 3.5
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Analytics Man
GMAT 740, GPA 3.1
Cornell Johnson | Mr. FinTech Startup
GMAT 570, GPA 3.4
Darden | Ms. Teaching-To-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.47
Chicago Booth | Mr. Future Angel Investor
GMAT 620, GPA 3.1
Wharton | Ms. Software Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.84
Harvard | Mr. PE Strategist
GRE 326, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. FBI To MBB
GMAT 710, GPA 3.85
Harvard | Mr. MBB Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.9
Chicago Booth | Mr. Cal Poly
GRE 317, GPA 3.2

Meet Duke Fuqua’s MBA Class Of 2019

Joanna Guy 

Duke University, Fuqua School of Business 

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Frequently traveling, often napping, always exploring. Emerging leader working hard in the business of fun.

Hometown: Swanton, Maryland

Fun Fact About Yourself: I performed live on national television for 10 million people. 

Undergraduate School and Major: Cornell University, Government/Music

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:

Fellow, U.S. PIRG

Marketing Associate, Premier Rides

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Working on a diverse team of engineers, researchers and administrators to complete a multi-million dollar proposal that resulted in a contract to build a first-of-its-kind roller coaster abroad.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? After you have completed your preparation work, passed the admissions criteria, and received your official acceptance, remember to actively seek out scholarship opportunities. Sometimes, this step is overlooked in the excitement of acceptance, but any reduction in your expenses will make you feel more secure and enable you to focus on your classes and hit the ground running when you arrive at school. Think about organizations you’ve been a part of, scholarships you received in college (can you re-apply for grad school?), and utilize apps like Scholly.

What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you? Simply put, I was blown away by Fuqua’s Weekend for Women. It was clear to me that this program is committed not only to increasing the number of women in its MBA program, but to preparing well-rounded and accomplished women for post-MBA life at the executive level. I wanted to learn and grow with women from diverse backgrounds who value higher education and aspire to make their mark in their respective industries. The men are great too, though! Everyone is sharp, inquisitive, and eager to learn.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? When you accept the offer of admission to Fuqua, you become part of “Team Fuqua.” For me, success in the first year would mean solidifying my place within this community. I aim to become involved with AWIB, the largest student-run organization on campus, so that I can take an active role in recruiting the class of 2020, particularly through the annual Weekend for Women. I hope to build strong relationships with other Forte Fellows, students in my section, and MBA candidates I meet through club activities or weekend events. Of course, I aim to excel in my classes and secure a great summer internship after the first year of school, but I want to see these goals come to fruition for all of my classmates as well.