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.
Career outcomes demonstrate our commitment to identifying and supporting future leaders, and we conduct research to understand how our programs impact graduates’ careers.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Students may search Fuqua's database of 23,000 + 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 170,000.