Philong Duong

Philong Duong '17

Capt, US Marine Corps

I think at some point you just get tired. Not tired of the institution, but you get exhausted—physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted. Just being an active service member in the last 10 years, you're just constantly deploying. If you're not deploying, you're training to deploy. In the Marine Corps, we were deploying so often that I found that it was difficult making meaningful relationships personally and professionally.

Your entire life you think the military is your life's work, and if you find out it's not, what do you do? For me Columbia Business School was the perfect vehicle for me to find inspiration and redefine who I am.


Fall 2015 Cross-Registration Dates

  • A-term, B-term, and Full-term electives: 10:00 am on Thursday August 20th until 4:00 pm Tuesday September 8th.
  • B-Term electives: 10:00 am Wednesday October 21st until 4:00pm Wednesday October 28th.