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Path2MBA Spotlight:
Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

Greetings From JumpStart!

Considering getting your MBA? The JumpStart Path2MBA prepares undergraduate students and working professionals to engage directly with admissions officers at our MBA program partners.

Regardless of which MBA program you pursue, there are foundational elements of the MBA Essay.

Join us for a unique, small group workshop with Duke admissions officers engaging with working professionals and undergraduate students.

Although the experience is hosted by Duke, you do not have to be in the application process for Duke to participate.

The ‘Team Fuqua’ spirit and community is one of the things that sets the MBA experience apart, and it is a concept that extends beyond the student body to include faculty, staff, and administration. Please share with us “25 Random Things” about you.

Join us for a unique, small group workshop with Fuqua admissions officers focused on the following three experiences.

  • Admissions officers will provide context on the application process and specifically focus on what you need to know specific to the Essay(s). For example, how does an admissions committee think about the essay relative to the decision to admit or not.
  • Hear from current students about their experience and how they navigated the admissions process.
  • Engage in a guided small group working session for you to brainstorm, prep for a “Random Things” Essay, and network among peers. Here is a link to a blog that students wrote about Duke’s Random 25 essay.

Practice Your Story (25 Random Things about You) with Duke

Friday, June 16, 2023 at 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM ET

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About Path2MBA

JumpStart’s Path2MBA is for undergraduate students and working professionals who are interested in pursuing their MBA. Through the network, you can learn about different MBA programs to find the one that fits your career aspirations as well as gain insight into financial implications and the MBA application process directly from admissions representatives.

Spots to attend our virtual forum are limited so register now for Path2MBA the sessions hosted with specific MBA programs. Click here to apply JumpStart Path2MBA Interest Survey.

Click HERE for Path2MBA Forum Schedule and Register for other MBA program sessions.

Speaker at The Event

Siraj Bah

In 2022, Siraj joined the Daytime MBA Admissions team. In his role as Program Director of Admissions and Diversity Initiatives, Siraj is the primary market lead for Africa and oversees the development and implementation of recruitment and yield plans for women, underrepresented ethnic minorities, veterans, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students across all programs. In addition, he is in charge of the planning and execution of on-campus recruiting programs such as The Duke MBA Workshop for Minority Applicants and Fuqua Pride Weekend, Blue Devil Weekend diversity programming, Management Leadership for Tomorrow seminars, and MBA Jumpstart symposiums. Siraj has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Russell Sage College, a master’s degree in public administration from Buffalo State University, and a master’s degree in business administration from Manhattan College.

Prior to joining Fuqua, Siraj spent eight years in undergraduate admissions in both public and private institutions, as well as an academic advisor to high-risk student populations.

Siraj enjoys traveling to new places and learning about different cultures and customs. He’s become an avid cyclist since moving to Durham, NC, riding his road bike for 30 to 40 miles when he’s not traveling.

Random Facts:

Born in West Africa (The Gambia, The Smiling Coast) and immigrated to the United States at the age of nine.”