The Career Management Center
Whether you wish to advance within your current field or plan to seek a new challenge, the Career Management Center (CMC) works with you to oversee all aspects of your job search. Your career management team includes career coaches with industry specialties, a programming team that helps you master complex career search techniques, and other specialists who work across department lines—helping you identify synergies and career options you never considered.
Our corporate relations staff helps recruiters locate and hire Fuqua students through on-campus events, interviews, and job postings. In fact, Fuqua arranges for more than 200 companies to recruit our students each year via career fairs, presentations, and interviews. Our multifaceted approach to the job search expands your resources and helps you connect with the employers you're most interested in.
We believe Fuqua’s career statistics are a testament to our record of identifying, nurturing, and supporting future leaders.
Our employment report includes a wealth of information including a complete roster of companies hiring Duke MBAs.
Explore detailed information about the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2021-2022 full-time positions and internships accepted by our Daytime MBA students.
From All Angles: More Resources for You
From classroom prep to peer coaching and virtual career services, Fuqua provides you with a broad spectrum of interconnected resources to help with your career search.
As part of your Leadership Communication class, you’ll learn to:
- Create your brand and tell your story
- Effectively set up informational interviews and transition them into formal interviews
- Answer the three most common interview questions and prepare questions for your interviewer that differentiate you from other candidates
- Master the case interview and come up with on-the-spot solutions to corporate problems
- Navigate typical recruiting situations by working through scenarios and best practices
Each first-year student is assigned a Career Fellow—a second-year student who serves as a mentor and guide and acts as a sounding board to coach them through the recruiting and internship process.
Fuqua’s many career-focused clubs allow you to work on your job search with other students who are pursuing similar opportunities – so everyone becomes a stronger candidate.
The CMC conducts workshops, webinars, and symposiums throughout the year that provide insight and skills to make your job search as smooth as possible.
Options and subjects include:
- Self-assessment workshop
- Career symposium
- Relationship building
- Branding and developing a strategic plan
- Professional correspondence and resume development
- Making a career transition
- Behavioral interviewing
The Ford Library
The Ford Library's expert staff offers customized service and support to enhance your job search efforts.
Career Services System
A one-stop shop for recruiting and career search information, CareerBridge is our internal career services website, where you can find job postings and contacts for thousands of companies.
Nearly 37% of our students are non-U.S. citizens and come from all over the world.
MBA Job Opportunities Within the U.S.
Our team will help you understand the hiring landscape and effectively position yourself as a candidate in the United States. As part of your MBA experience, we work in close partnership with international student clubs, alumni, regional teams, the International Programs Office, and other departments to fully support you in your search.
U.S. Work Authorization
Under U.S. visa regulations, it may be possible for international students to become eligible for Duke-sponsored summer internship employment. For full-time employment after graduation, students without permanent U.S. work authorization may be eligible to receive sponsorship independent of The Duke MBA program.
For more information, visit Duke Visa Services.
Fuqua's Daytime MBA program carries a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) designation, giving international students who meet certain requirements the opportunity to work in the U.S. for a total of 3 years (24 months of STEM OPT extension beyond the regular 12 month OPT). After the OPT period, you will need a company to sponsor you for a work-based visa, most typically the H-1B visa. For more information on the H-1B application process, visit the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website.
Your U.S. student visa status determines whether you are eligible for work on-campus during your program, but most student visas restrict or prohibit working off-campus during the program.