The Fuqua School of Business
October 2016
Team Fuqua Flash

MBA Employment Numbers Strong

Three months after graduation, 94% of the Daytime MBA Class of 2016 had received full-time job offers with a median salary of $120,000 and $25,000 signing bonus. Consulting, technology and finance were the top industries, and for the first time the West Coast was the top destination for Fuqua MBAs.

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Fuqua Alumnae: Join us for the 2nd Annual Women's Leadership Summit

Gather with fellow alumnae October 28-29 for the second annual Women's Leadership Summit, held in conjunction with the Duke MBA Weekend for Women. Strengthen the Fuqua alumnae network while engaging the next generation of female prospective students. Enjoy exclusive faculty content, an interactive leadership session, dinner with fellow alumnae, and many opportunities to network.


Fuqua Reunions 2017: Volunteers Needed

Do you have an hour or two to call old friends and encourage them to come to reunion? Reunion fun is directly proportional to the number of people from your class in attendance. Help make this reunion a memorable one by joining your reunion committee. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with your classmates and stir up excitement for what promises to be a great weekend! This year's Fuqua Reunions will take place April 28-30, 2017 and are for classes ending in "2" and "7" and one-year graduates.

Featured Events




John Graham on Corporate Culture

Join us for our October Fuqua Faculty Conversation with John Graham, D. Richard Mead, Jr. Family Professor of Finance, as he presents "Corporate Culture." Professor Graham will discuss what corporate culture is, how it affects different parts of the organization, and what a company should do to improve its culture. Our discussion video will be available in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on your inbox for more information.


Alumni Q&A

Bobby Vernon MBA '00
Non-Executive Director and Founder, ProcessMaker Inc.
Author of Tackling Dummies, Playing Amateur Football Smarter

Executive Education

Bill Mayew

Join Fuqua Professors for Professional Development

Business Negotiation Skills
with Ashleigh Rosette
November 6-9, 2016

Financial Analysis for Sales Executives
with Bill Mayew
November 13-16, 2016



Duke Alumni Association Award Winners

During Homecoming Weekend, Duke Alumni Association recognized 31 individuals for their outstanding achievement and commitment to Duke. Two Fuqua alumni, Kareem Cook '94, MBA '00 and Ron Nicol MBA '86, took home one of Duke's top honors, the Charles A. Dukes Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service. Jamie Khanna MBA ’06, Sergey Khusnetdinov MBA ’13, and Sandeep Sharma MBA ’01 received the Forever Duke Award in recognition of their volunteer service to Duke and the alumni community. Congratulations and many thanks to these outstanding alumni for their service!


New Health Care Alumni Advisory Board Members

Fuqua is proud to welcome four new members to the Health Care Alumni Advisory Board for 2016-2017:
  • Corey Best MBA '13
  • Patrick Jordan '92, MBA '02
  • Carolyn Nohejl MBA '10
  • Bonny Rollender MHA '89
We look forward to having these new members on campus for the fall meeting in November!

Hire an MMS Student for a Winter Internship

From marketing to finance to research to analysis, the MMS Class of 2017 can provide your organization with free or low-cost assistance on specific projects during their winter break. Interns may work remotely or on-site, depending on your company needs.

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Why I Support Fuqua

"Being part of Team Fuqua was one of the best experiences of my life and I'm proud to give back to a school that gave me so much and resulted in a positive impact to my career. I'm hoping my donation goes towards maintaining the finest program and faculty so future students have as positive of an experience as my class and I had."

-- Michael Weigand MBA '15

Happy Birthday!

Deirdre Guion MBA '92
Hank Guo MBA '14
Crystal Liu MMS '16
Fritz Porter MBA '06
Ian Renner MBA '16
Howie Rhee MBA '04
Ken Weinberg MBA '99
Alexandre Wolynec MBA '01

We asked the alumni above celebrating a birthday today, October 20, "Where are you now?"

Here's what they said...



Resources for Women Re-Entering the Workforce

For many women who have had a break in their careers but wish to rejoin the workforce, the process of re-entry can seem daunting and the path no longer as clear. The good news is that there are a number of organizations across the U.S. that work with, and advocate for, women navigating this return to the workforce.


reacHIRE Is Getting Women Back to Work in Seattle

reacHIRE -- a company focused on helping professional women re-enter the workforce -- is recruiting for 15+ positions in the Puget Sound area. They are searching for applicants interested in product managment, marketing, business-to-consumer engagement and support, and technology/engineering.

Online Career Workshop


How to Leverage the Power of Duke to Start Your Own Business
Thursday, November 17, 2016
11:00 a.m. ET

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