Admitted Student Day 2015
The 5th annual MEM/MEng Admitted Student Day was held on Friday, March 27, 2015. We welcomed a full house of attendees from both programs!
The information below is for those who missed the event.
Bridget Fletcher, the programs’ Associate Director of Academic and Student Services, gave the welcome and agenda overview for the MEM Program, while Dr. La Tondra Murray, Director of Professional Masters Programs, did the same for the MEng Program.
Sample Management Class
Dr. Ted Ryan taught a sample Management Class, a core course in both programs.
The Career Team gave an overview of the support students receive in both programs, along with a handout on 5 things you should do before coming to Duke.
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 above), 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. No video available, but here's something that will show you what life at Duke is like.
Students and staff showed attendees how happy we are that you're considering Duke!
Attendees received a packet of information as well, including
- MEMP Curriculum Overview
- MEM Brochure
- MEM Class Profile
- MEM Placement Statistics for the Class of 2013
- MEM Estimated Tuition and Fees for 2015-2016
- MEng Curriculum Overview
- MEng Brochure
- MEng Class Profile
- MEng Placement Statistics for the Class of 2013
- MEng Estimated Tuition and Fees for 2015-2016
General Information for all attendees
- MEM/MEng Faculty and Staff Photo Sheet
- Entrepreneurship at Duke
- EGRMGMT/MENG 540: Management in High-Tech Industries 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
- 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!