As a Global Executive MBA student, you will have access to extensive career resources both in-person and online. Consultations with a career coach are available in-person during residencies and virtually during the distance portions of your program.
There will also be opportunities to engage in workshops and networking events, and gain perspective from alumni and executive search professionals.
Below is a sampling of the career resources available to you throughout the program. And, don't underestimate the resources of your new classmates to help you manage your career. In many ways, they will become your trusted advisors as well as your friends.
Our coaching model is driven by you and your objectives. Our executive career coaches can help you to address any career challenge that you may be having, including developing an effective strategy for a career transition.
Think of your coach as a facilitator — making connections and establishing partnerships. They are available to meet with you in-person during Durham residencies and are accessible via email and Skype. You will also have the opportunity to consult with Career Management staff at most of your international residencies.
Career coaching is optional and confidential. If you choose, you will be assigned to a specific coach based on your background and your goals. Our professional coaches possess a variety of experience to meet your needs.
An Inside Look at Unilever in Russia
Unilever's products are mainstays in almost every Russian household. Recent Global Executive MBA students visited Unilever's Lipton tea factory (pictured), and heard from Fulvio Guarneri, Vice President for Marketing HPC, who focused on marketing at Unilever. Students also gained insight on working at the company. Read a press release about the event (in Russian).
On-site company visits are an ideal way to learn about a company and industry. Corporate visits are arranged during residencies as part of the curriculum to study the regional business landscape. You'll tour facilities, meet employees and managers through panel discussions, and get a sense of the type of work that is done there. You'll learn about the industry, job functions, and current business challenges from company leaders, some of whom are Fuqua alumni.
Past corporate visits have included:
- Mars in Dubai
- Tyco in China
- Rio Tinto in London
- Nokian Tyres in St. Petersburg
- Quintiles in Durham
Executive Recruiter Panels
Understanding the world of executive recruitment is important for global executives who are progressing toward the top levels of organizations. As part of your program, we offer a series of panels and webinars that provide insight into executive recruitment. Panel events often include networking receptions. Through these events, you'll gain exposure to different firms and recruiters and begin to understand how they could be leveraged to help you achieve your professional goals.
Well-established Fuqua alumni often participate in panels to help you understand business in their part of the world, including how they've personally navigated toward the top of their respective organizations. Alumni panels are especially engaging and insightful given they've been exactly in your shoes before.
Past alumni panel topics have included:
- International Networking
- Career Advice
- Working Internationally
- Industry Insights
Our Career Management Center (CMC) provides a number of workshops and other events as you move through the program. Workshops are conducted during residencies or are recorded, and are customized to meet your needs.
Past workshops & events have included:
- How to Engage with Executive Recruiters
- Executive Career Transitions
- Cultural Competency
- Doing Business in China
- Intra & Interclass Pitch Events and Networking
- Alumni & Search Professional Panels
To complement the personal assistance you'll receive with our career coaches and management team, you will have extensive virtual resources at your fingertips regardless of where you live and work. Some examples include:
This database of country-specific career information gives you access to country career guides, regional city market guides, corporate profiles, employer directories, and a directory of international job listings.
Developed by the Association of Executive Search Consultants, BlueSteps offers career resources, expert advice, and a direct connection to more than 300 retained search firms in over 70 countries. This is an exclusive online database that is available to students at a nominal fee.
Glassdoor lists employee written company reviews, salary data, and in-depth interview information, such as questions asked and the length of the interview process.
Executive MBA Resume Database
Employers and executive search professionals can search Fuqua's Resume Database based on a prospective employee's desired location and work authorization. You can also post a profile, resume, and job search preferences within the database.
Fuqua's Global Regions may use the Resume Database in marketing our students to potential employers. While the outreach conducted is speculative in nature and there is no guarantee of direct contact or an opportunity, this is one mechanism for marketing our talent pipeline and establishing recruitment connection.
Online Alumni Directory
As soon as you matriculate, you may search Fuqua's database of 19,000+ alumni by program, graduation year, industry, company, job function, or geographic location. As a student, you will also have access to DukeConnect, which can connect you to alumni interested in networking and willing to support your career search. And, once you graduate, you'll have access to Duke's 148,000-person alumni database.