Rachel D'Eredita, communication chair of the Fuqua Partners group at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, says applicants planning on attending business school with a partner should consider whether the school has a partner group.
"When we first moved here, I went from seeing my husband regularly to not seeing him at all—really, not at all," she says. "That can create a huge strain on even the best relationship. Having a partner's program kept me busy while my student was unavailable and provided a lot of comfort early on."
D'Eredita adds, "It's obviously not the No. 1 reason for coming to a school, but it's certainly in the top 10."
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