Now your journey has a co-pilot

It’s no secret that you’re coming to business school to expand your options, whether in your current role or in a different industry or function. Fuqua’s unique approach to career development for working professionals prepares you to navigate these issues during your program and throughout your career.

We’re known for being flexible to your individual needs, especially as those needs evolve during your program. You’re going to discover strengths and talents you didn’t realize, and you may become interested in opportunities you hadn’t expected. It’s all a normal part of the process, and our team supports you throughout the transformation.

You’ll engage with career programs and services in person on campus and during your international residencies. Personal career coaching, online webinars, and other resources are also available throughout the program and after graduation. And with our network of alumni and corporate relationships, you’re connected to tens of thousands of organizations—from global corporations to start-ups—who value the Duke MBA.

The Career Management Center

Fuqua’s difference comes from our Career Management Center (CMC), a team of professionals with industry and functional expertise who collaborate with students as well as potential employers.

Student and Alumni Services staff provide individual coaching, workshops, and other programs for current students and alumni.

Sector Teams are focused in specific industries, sharing information with students and connecting prospective employers with Fuqua. They advise sector recruiters on an effective on-campus presence and help students hone their search strategy in the target sector.

Recruiting and Operations Services staff support the CMC and its stakeholders with effective business operations and technology. The recruiting team executes on-campus recruiting activities and spring interview forums.

Career Coaches provide 1:1 coaching, in-person or virtually, tailored to individual needs. Fuqua's staff help you navigate all aspects of successful career management, from the start of your program to beyond graduation.

Success Statistics

Career outcomes demonstrate our commitment to identifying and supporting future leaders, and we conduct research to understand how our programs impact graduates’ careers.  

Download our 1997-2016 Global Executive MBA Alumni Career Impact Study

From All Angles: More Resources for You

Because your career journey is unique, our resources are designed to be flexible. We jump right in at orientation with a briefing on our career management resources and the MBA career landscape to spark your thinking, then you decide how best to proceed. Throughout your program, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with a career coach for one-on-one consultation, access Fuqua’s online tools and resources, and participate in workshops and events.

Individual Coaching

Our career coaches possess a variety of experience to meet your needs, and the process will be driven by you and your objectives. Coaching is optional and confidential. You can meet your coach in person during residencies, and they’re accessible via email and Skype.

Clubs

Fuqua students are known for taking initiative, shaping the program experience in ways that support each other’s goals. Your class may choose to form professional clubs that draw on the expertise and company connections in your cohort to help classmates explore that area or industry. Past organizations have included Consulting, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Women in Business, Energy & the Environment, Health Care, and Net Impact.

Corporate Visits

These visits help you explore different companies and industries firsthand. As part of your residency curriculum, you’ll tour facilities and meet with managers to learn how business gets done. Company leaders will share industry trends and current business challenges.

Here are a few recent visits:

  • Honeywell – Shanghai, China
  • TVN Media – Panama City, Panama
  • Operation Asha – New Delhi, India
  • Almaviva Winery – Santiago, Chile

Alumni Panels

These panels bring graduates from different industries to visit your residencies for discussions that help you understand business in that part of the world. They may share personal stories about working internationally, provide advice on navigating your career, and discuss industry trends.

You have the opportunity to participate in a number of workshops and other career management activities throughout your experience. These events are customized to meet the unique needs of your class. They will be conducted during residencies or will be recorded and made available on your learning platform.

Making a Career Transition

We offer multiple sessions covering the best strategies, tools, and tactics for successfully advancing, shifting, or completely changing your career. We’ll cover topics like self-assessment, prioritizing your search, effective outreach and exploration, and self-promotion.

Career Symposiums & Career Intensives

These panel discussions convene alumni and company representatives to highlight a broad spectrum of careers.

Sector Chats

These virtual or small-group discussions with CMC staff and Fuqua alumni provide perspectives on MBA functions and industries, such as consulting, finance, marketing, social impact/nonprofit, general management, energy, high tech, and health care.

To supplement the help you’ll receive from your coach and CMC team, other resources are available wherever you live and work.

Career Leader

Assesses your personal interests, motivators, and skills. It suggests potential paths based on matches with professionals in their database and suggests functions and organizational cultures that might fit you best.

The Ford Library

Our expert staff offers customized service and support to enhance your job search efforts, pointing you toward the resources you need on-site or online.

Career Services System

Our internal career services website is a one-stop shop for recruiting and career search information. You’ll find job postings and contacts for thousands of companies.

Goinglobal

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.

Blue Steps

Developed by the Association of Executive Search Consultants, Blue Steps offers career resources, expert advice, and a direct connection to more than 300 retained search firms in more than 70 countries. This is an exclusive online database available to students at a nominal fee.

Glassdoor

This resource lists employee-written company reviews, salary data, and in-depth interview information, such as questions asked and the length of the interview process.

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.

Alumni Directory

Students may search Fuqua's database of 21,000 + business school alumni by program, graduation year, industry, company, job function, or geographic location. Once you graduate, you'll also have access to Duke University’s alumni database of more than 160,000.

On-Campus Recruiting Fast Facts

Prerequisites

Work with career coach
Required career programs

Opportunities

Corporate presentations
Networking nights
Career expos
Company office hours
On-campus interviews

Timing

Terms 1–5 events
Term 6 interviews

A Cross Continent student lands a job at Boston Consulting Group
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How I Landed a Job at Boston Consulting Group

Alumnus Vaughan Mitchell shows the flag at his company
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Stop by to say hello to this Global Executive MBA '15.

“Whether you wish to advance within your current organization or seek a new career challenge, we provide resources and services to help you assess and explore your career options, define and reach your goals, and manage your career after graduation.”

—Christiana Wu, Program Director, GEMBA Career Services

  1. Assess

    Know your value proposition, articulate your vision

  2. Prepare

    Get the skills and strategies you need to transition

  3. Implement

    Use Fuqua's many in-person and online resources

  4. Get Support

    Take advantage of lifelong opportunities and counseling