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Augmenting company recruiting events with other student engagement activities helps to promote your brand and opportunities to MBA and MMS students.
Networking Nights are recruiting events which allow recruiters and students to connect in a less formal setting. The events are held at Fuqua from 7 - 9 p.m. and accommodate up to 18 companies. Each organization receives a tall cocktail table and a sign. Light refreshments and beverages are provided; the attire is business casual.
Second-Year Networking Nights for MBA students and employers occur in early September, prior to resume deadlines. These are held along functional and industry interests: general management, consulting, finance, and marketing. In addition, a General Networking Night is scheduled for companies recruiting for all functions that are unable to attend one of the themed nights.
We also offer one General Networking Night for companies interested in hiring first-year MBA students for summer internships. The event occurs early in December just before resumes are due for on-campus interviews.
The fee is $250, and up to four company representatives can participate. You may request to attend a Networking Night through Recruit@Duke. Corporate Account Managers will review and consider requests on a first-come, first-served basis.
Office Hours provide an opportunity to interact with students at a designated meeting place for informal conversation. To ensure added visibility, Office Hours are often held the day before, the day after a presentation or in between presentation and interview dates. There are two format options: Traditional Office Hours and Coffee Chats. The format is generally open to allow students to pre-register for the event, but not necessarily for a designated time. Instead, students will come and go throughout the time frame you select.
The goal of Office Hours is to provide students with additional opportunities for conversations with company employees; to ask questions about the company culture and work environment; and to get a sense of "a day in the life" of an employee serving a specific function in the company.
Office Hours are not designed to be evaluative in nature.
Traditional Office Hours
Each company representative (up to four) will be assigned a team room in which to meet with a small number of students.
A large conference room is reserved and simple catering is provided by the company for multiple students. Space may be used to display or demonstrate company products and services. Coffee Chats are not for formal presentations. The focus, instead, is on networking and conversation. We will not provide a projector, computer, or other AV support for these events. If you are interested in providing catering, please work with your Corporate Account Manager to get the information regarding available catering options. Room rental charges may also apply.
You may request Office Hours through Recruit@Duke. Corporate Account Managers will review your request and assign you a date and time with consideration for other events that have already been scheduled.
Sponsor Student Events
Fuqua student clubs and organizations are the lifeblood of on-campus activities, and there is a club for nearly every professional and personal interest. Sponsoring a club event, either with time or money, provides visibility for companies and a chance to interact with students who have a strong interest in areas that align with employer recruiting needs. Examples include sending representatives to participate in a symposium or sponsoring a tour of company facilities.
MBA club organization information can be found via the MBAA Clubs page. MMS club organization information can be found via the MMSA Clubs page. We encourage you to contact student club presidents directly to discuss sponsorship and partnership opportunities. Additionally, please let your Corporate Account Managers know of any planned club events, so they can assist in coordinating club events with other recruiting activities.
Host Students for a Corporate Visit
During fall and winter breaks students organize trips to cities around the US and abroad to visit companies and learn more about their cultures and hiring needs. Company visits can consist of a tour, presentation, panel discussion, lunch, and/or any activity that would be of interest to students. Visits usually last from one to three hours. Fuqua calls these "Week-in-Cities" and past trips have included the "Week on Wall Street," visits to consumer packaged goods companies in New York and New Jersey, consulting firm visits in Atlanta, and a "tech trek" to the West Coast.
If your company would like to participate in a Week-in-Cities trip, please express interest to your Corporate Account Manager who will will direct you to the appropriate contact.
Conduct Mock Interviews
Mock Interview Week (MIW) is a week-long event during which company representatives conduct mock interview sessions with first-year MBA students and provide formal feedback. The event offers students the opportunity to develop their interview skills around specific interview types (e.g. behavioral, case, etc.) and company formats. It also provides recruiting companies an additional opportunity to gain exposure to Fuqua students. In past years, students have participated in mock interviews with companies in which they have specific interests. The mock interviews provide opportunities to meet company contacts, learn more about companies and their cultures, and better prepare for company-specific interviewing styles. The mock interviews are intended as capstones for students to apply interview techniques they have learned from their first months at Fuqua, and not as basic instruction in interviewing. More information regarding Mock Interview Week can be requested by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.