Throughout the fall, we sponsor information sessions in major cities for people who have expressed an interest in applying to Fuqua. If you live in or near one of these cities, we will contact you 3-4 weeks prior to the event. The sessions typically include a presentation by a member of the Admissions staff and a current student, an alumni panel discussion, and an opportunity for candidates to mingle with alumni. Even if you are not comfortable sitting on a panel, we need your help to answer general questions and discuss your Fuqua experience with attendees. Information sessions typically last no more than two hours.
We participate in MBA Forums held all over the world. Roughly 150 schools from around the globe attend these gatherings, which are similar to trade shows or career fairs for prospective students. Tables are staffed by alumni, students and Admissions representatives. Alumni may volunteer to staff the Duke MBA booth and speak with prospective applicants. If you live in or near a city hosting a forum, we will contact you 3-4 weeks prior.
Inform the school of important MBA fairs held outside the U.S. Our budget is limited and fairs can be expensive; however, we may be able to participate if we have alumni volunteers to represent us at the event.
Did you meet an applicant at an Admissions event who made an impression—favorable or unfavorable? Complete our endorsement form to let us know. You should not complete this form for every applicant that you meet. Rather, this is to capture an exceptionally positive or negative interaction that should be conveyed to the Admissions Committee.
The interview is invaluable in assessing an applicant's general management knowledge, level of maturity, interpersonal skills, career direction, leadership skills, and English proficiency—all qualities we consider for acceptance to our programs. Applicants who interview on campus have the advantage of experiencing Team Fuqua firsthand as they can interact with our students and see our excellent facilities. Applicants who live on the West Coast or outside the U.S. get the best feel for the program and the Fuqua experience by interviewing with an alumnus or alumna, and learning about his or her experience.
Congratulate admitted students and answer any questions they may have about the Fuqua experience. Occasionally, a prospective applicant will ask to be put in touch with a local alumnus. Should this be the case, we would first contact you and confirm your availability, before asking you to contact the prospective student.