School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708-0125
Alumni serve as advisors to Fuqua as part of our Alumni Council, Minority Alumni Advisory Board, our Board of Visitors and our research center boards. Examples include the Health Sector Advisory Council, the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship Advisory Board and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Board of Advisors. For more information on serving on a research center board, please contact Erin Gasch, Director of Alumni Relations.
Alumni Club Leadership
Fuqua Alumni Clubs promote communication and interaction among members of the Fuqua community through a variety of professional, social, educational, and family activities in region. Successful clubs start and grow with a strong leadership team. Club responsibilities are shared by a team of volunteers. If you are already a club leader or would like to learn more club leadership responsibilities visit our Club Leadership page.
Class Communication Chair
Some of the strongest components of Fuqua's alumni volunteer network are Class Communication Chairs. Class Communication Chairs gather information about their classmates and share it with the school, providing rich content for alumni publications. They also share important updates with their classmates. Learn more about this important program. If you are already a Class Communication Chair, learn more about deadlines, view samples, and upload photos here.
Annual Fund Chair
Peer encouragement is an important component of Fuqua's fundraising strategy. Through serving as class annual fund chairs who keep their classmates engaged between reunions or by volunteering on a reunion committee, alumni ensure that their classmates continue to support the annual fund. Learn more about becoming an Annual Fund Chair.
Hiring Duke MBAs
If your company or organization is looking for a new breed of management talent, look no further than your alma mater. The Duke MBA Career Management Center has a variety of flexible recruiting options ranging from resume books to on-campus interviews that can help you access leaders of consequence who will help you tackle today's global business issues. For more information on recruiting Duke MBAs, consult the Career Management Center web site.
Getting Companies Involved
Help enrich the Fuqua experience for current students by encouraging your company to be actively involved with student clubs and organizations. Students offer a broad spectrum of events that provide your organization the opportunity to showcase its management expertise and industry insights. Contact Stephen Windham, Associate Director of Corporate Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1.919.660.7710 to develop a plan to best integrate your company.
Supporting Admissions Activities
Fuqua's admissions department needs your help! Many of our best students have been referred or recommended by alumni, and many undecided prospects or applicants have chosen Fuqua based on positive interactions with Fuqua representatives. Learn more about becoming an admissions volunteer and help the school by:
- attending a recruiting event,
- recommending an applicant,
- connecting with prospective students via phone or email,
- interviewing applicants in your area, and
- calling admitted students.
Guest Speaker or Panelist
Alumni in the field are often our best resources for guest speakers and panelists both inside and outside the classroom. Students clubs, the Career Management Center, regional clubs, and professors are often looking for alumni to serve in this capacity. Alumni interested in serving as speakers should contact Katie Thomasson at +1.919.660.7695 or email@example.com.
There are a number of opportunties for alumni to serve Fuqua students as mentors:
Master of Management Studies Program: Alumni are invited by the Fuqua CMC to serve as virtual Career Fellows for the Master of Management Studies (MMS) students. The Volunteer Alumni Career Fellow (VACF) will prepare MMS students for their career search by conducting, resume reviews, cover letter reviews, and mock interviews. If you are already a VACF for MMS, learn more about key dates and important information here. Want to learn more cotact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minority Alumni Advisory Board: The Minority Alumni Mentoring Program was created to establish a support network for career mentorship of minority students. This mentorship includes assisting students as they define their career paths, providing industry specific interviewing tips, assisting with conference preparation techniques (e.g. NBMBAA, NSHMBA), and enabling a successful transition from the classroom to the workplace. The task force operates under the auspices of the Fuqua Minority Alumni Advisory Board and in partnership with the Black and Latino MBA Organization (BLBMAO). Questions? Contact Beverly Porter.
The Fuqua School of Business recognizes alumni contributions through three awards, the Alumni Impact Award, the Distinguished Service Award, and the Leader of Consequence Award. Warren Farr, Daytime MBA '93, and J.D. Lubenetski, Daytime MBA '08
were the winners of the 2013 Alumni Impact Award. Brian Derksen, Daytime MBA '78 and Christiaan Heijmen, Daytime MBA '08, received the 2012 Award for Exemplary Service. The Leader of Consequence Award was newly established in 2012 and was awarded to Paula Alexander, Daytime MBA '98 . Learn more about these award winners and Fuqua's volunteer awards.
DukeConnect, Duke's online career networking and mentoring tool, gives alumni the opportunity to interact with current students and other alumni on career advising, choosing a major, employer information, interview coaching, networking, regional information, or resume critiques.
Duke's Volunteer Portal
The Duke Alumni Association engages over 9500 alumni as volunteers in a variety of roles and programs both on campus and throughout the world. To learn more about volunteer opportunities with Duke use the Volunteer Portal to learn more, find a role, and get started!