The Fuqua Career Management Center operates under the principles outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) in its Professional Standards for University Relations and Recruiting and expects our recruiting partners to operate under these principles as well. Regardless if an employer utilizes campus facilities, the employer will be in partnership with Fuqua and bound by the principles and policies outlined below. It is recommended these policies be communicated to recruiters, interviewers, hiring managers and representatives. These recruiting principles and job offer policies help to create an equitable process for all members of the Fuqua community involved in recruiting – current students, alumni, and employer recruiting partners. Fuqua’s facilities and services are available only to employers whose practices are consistent with the principles and policies outlined in this document. 

Students should not be expected to sacrifice academic obligations, including class time, for a recruiting event or interview. We will work with your organization to optimize the timing of your activities to provide opportunity for all students to attend. 

First year daytime students are obligated to stay in Durham, NC through the beginning of May to complete Spring term 2 and final exams. These same students are obligated to return to Durham, NC for pre-term activities in late August. Therefore, internships should not start prior to May 6, 2019 and should end by August 16, 2019 so these students can fulfill their academic obligations.

Minimal event conflict is in the best interest of students and employers, therefore the Career Management Center makes every effort to work closely with employers to find a time that maximizes student engagement and minimizes conflicts. We encourage employers to engage directly with student club organizations for events. Employer activity through clubs should also be coordinated with the Career Management Center before confirming the activity with the student club. 

It is critical to the Team Fuqua experience that first year MBA students are given the opportunity to settle in at Fuqua, focus on academics, and explore their career options at the beginning of their MBA program experience. Therefore, recruiting activity targeting first year MBA students is not permitted until the third full week of fall term 1. Activity in the fall terms is limited to information gathering and networking events. Interviews for internships are not permitted before pre-term interviews begin on January 3, 2019.Please consult the recruiting calendar for specific dates. 

Providing sufficient time without undue pressure from company representatives allows students to evaluate their employment opportunities, therefore making the wisest decisions for all parties. This creates a positive experience for candidates and employers, ultimately reducing renege and attrition rates. To fully support the candidate decision process, offer timing guidelines are outlined here.
 
The fundamental terms of an employment offer - including annual salary, base signing bonus, performance bonus, relocation, and job function - must remain unchanged until the expiration date. Financial incentives encouraging students to commit before the deadline are permitted, as long as incentives are small relative to the overall value of the offer, and still allow the student a minimum of two weeks' decision time.

Job offer expiration dates for fulltime offers

If the offer is extended before Spring Term 1 (January 17, 2019)

The job offer must be made in writing and remain open until November 30, 2018, or three weeks  from the date the written offer is received, whichever is later.

If the offer is extended after January 17, 2019

The job offer must remain open for a minimum of two weeks from the date the written offer is received.

Job offer expiration dates for internship offers

January 11, 2019 is the first date an internship offer can be extended to a Fuqua first year student 

The job offer must be made in writing and remain open until February 1, 2019, or three weeks from the date the written offer is received, whichever is later.

If the offer is extended to a first year student during spring term 2 (March 18, 2019) or later

The job offer must remain open for a minimum of two weeks from the date the written offer is received.

If your company policies or business practices vary significantly from these timelines, please discuss this matter with your Sector Manager, preferably before offers are extended to Fuqua students.

Working Professional MBA, and Master of Quantitative Management: Health Analytics students, and all Fuqua alumni 

Students currently enrolled in the Weekend Executive MBA (WEMBA), Global Executive MBA (GEMBA), or the Master of Quantitative Management: Health Analytics programs are working professional students and do not follow the same academic calendar as students enrolled in our Durham-based programs. Outside of campus interviews, providing the candidate with enough time to make a thoughtful decision remains crucial to a positive recruiting experience for all. Therefore, we recommend all full time offers made to a working professional MBA student or Fuqua alumnus or alumnae remain open for a minimum of two weeks from the date the written offer is extended. 
 
If a student in one of these programs receives an offer through a campus interview schedule, the deadline to accept should follow the timelines outlined above for the Daytime MBA program full-time offers. 

Master of Management Studies (MMS) and Master of Quantitative Management: Business Analytics (MQM) students 
Offers extended to an MMS or MQM: Business Analytics student as a result of a campus interview facilitated through the Duke University Student Affairs Career Center should follow the Duke Career Center offer policies. Otherwise, the Fuqua Career Management Center has established the following date parameters in accordance with the MMS & MQM academic calendar and recruiting timeline:

Job offer expiration dates for MMS and MQM: BA students

If the offer is extended before Spring Term 1 (January 17, 2019):

The job offer must stay open until November 30, 2018, or three weeks from the date the written offer is received, whichever is later. 

If the offer is extended after January 17, 2019:

The job offer must stay open a minimum of two weeks from the date the written offer is received.

The Fuqua School of Business expects both students and employers to honor offers and acceptances of employment as serious commitments of intent to work/employ according to the terms of the offer. There are times when an employer may have to revoke an offer based on changing organizational or business needs. If you may need to rescind an offer of employment from a student, please communicate with the student as soon as possible. Similarly, there are times when a student’s circumstances change and they are no longer able to fulfill their obligation. While both rarely occur, the CMC investigates each situation independently and determines appropriate action based on individual circumstances. 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education, including Duke. Recruiting organizations may only access information approved by students for distribution. This includes, but is not limited to, the resume database, registration to employer events, and application to job opportunities. No one affiliated with Duke University may give out student information to employers without the student’s explicit consent.

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business forbids discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, arrest record, or disability. Please view the Duke University non-discrimination policy

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, interviews must be made available to all interested students who meet the permanent work authorization requirements for other than practical training purposes, regardless of their citizenship. If United States citizenship is required by your company, please indicate this requirement in the job description of any position for which you are recruiting. Please see the US Department of Justice “Best Practices for Online Job Postings” for more information and guidelines.

The Career Management Center is committed to upholding principles set by the Fuqua Community Standard in all academic and nonacademic endeavors. Student and employer behavior in the recruiting process, whether on- or off-campus, must uphold the fundamental principles of mutual respect, honesty, integrity, and professionalism at all times. 

It is important that both the employer and student communicate openly throughout the interview, offer, and evaluation processes. All companies should establish and maintain, at most, a four-week window of communication with candidates throughout the process. For example, if your interview was held February 13, please send a follow-up communication no later than March 13, even if the message simply states your process is continuing and that candidates will be notified by an approximate date. All candidates not selected for further consideration also should receive notification of their final status once the selection process has been concluded. 

In support of Duke Sustainability, employers should refrain from bringing large quantities of giveaway items to distribute to students attending their employer presentation, office hours, or other recruiting events. This includes logo merchandise and company products, and applies to any employer conducting school-facilitated recruiting on Fuqua’s campus or at a nearby location such as the Washington Duke Inn. As an alternative, a company may bring a few products to display or conduct a raffle-style giveaway for a few attendees. We recognize many recruiters view these giveaways as visible ways to demonstrate commitment to Duke recruiting and to showcase the company and its products. Yet packaging, shipping, and distribution – which are necessary to make the giveaways possible – consume natural resources and create waste when extra products are left after the event. 

The Fuqua Career Management Center staff and activities are considered “Delayed Service” under the Duke Severe Weather and Emergency Conditions Policy.  If Duke activates the severe weather / emergency conditions policy, we will not host interviews or events on campus until the University returns to normal operating status. As soon as we know the school is on delayed opening or closed, the recruiting team will reach out and work with our recruiting organizations to make alternate arrangements. You can also visit the Duke Alert web site, which updates the University operations status immediately. 

Our guiding principle is that a scheduled interview should be honored as a commitment by both the employer and the student, even if the original date, time, and/or format are altered by inclement weather. If your recruiters are traveling and find they are unable to get to Duke, call the CMC recruiting desk at +1 919-660-8081 as soon as possible. CMC staff on duty for the interview day will assist you in communicating their status to the students on the schedule.

Violation of these policies will likely impact your organization’s reputation with Fuqua students and may involve sanctions imposed by Fuqua. Depending on the circumstances, sanctions may include:

  • delayed access to registration for the following recruiting year's campus activities; 
  • delay in holding campus interviews for the following recruiting year;
  • revocation of campus recruiting privileges for a specified time.

Key Links

Recruit@Duke
(post a job, request a campus event, review recruiting activity) 

Access resumes 

Employment statistics

Recruiting calendar