The Career Management Center
Whether you are planning to advance within your current field or are seeking a new opportunity, the Career Management Center (CMC) helps you optimize your job search. Your career management team includes career coaches with industry specialties, a programs team that helps you master complex career search techniques, and other specialists who work across department lines—helping you identify synergies you may have 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 corporate presentations, career fairs, interviews, and other special events. Our multifaceted approach to the job search expands your resources, and helps you connect with the employers you're most interested in.
Although our Accelerated Daytime MBA program is new, 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 accepted by our Daytime MBA students.
From All Angles: More Resources for You
From classroom prep to peer support and virtual career services, Fuqua provides a broad spectrum of interconnected resources to help with your career search.
As part of your Leadership Communication class, you’ll learn to:
- Define your brand and tell your story
- Use informational meetings to develop relationships and to build advocacy in key organizations
- Answer the three most common interview questions and prepare questions for your interviewer that differentiate you from other candidates
- Identify and prioritize target employers
- Navigate typical recruiting situations by working through scenarios and best practices
Second year student leaders both formally and informally assist other MBA students with job search preparation, most often through Fuqua’s many professional clubs. These student leaders often mentor, guide, and serve as a sounding board for students who are pursuing similar opportunities--so everyone becomes a stronger candidate.
The CMC conducts workshops, webinars, working sessions, and other activities throughout the year that provide insight and build skills to enhance your job search.
Options and subjects include:
- Self-assessment workshop
- Special events by industry and/or job function
- Relationship building
- Branding and developing a strategic plan
- Professional correspondence and resume development
- Making a career transition
- Behavioral and case interviewing
The Ford Library
The Ford Library's expert staff offers customized service, resources, and other 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.
About 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 U.S. As part of your Accelerated MBA experience, we work in close partnership with international student clubs, the MBA Association (MBAA), alumni, the International Programs Office, and other departments to fully support you in your search.
U.S. Work Authorization
For full-time employment after graduation, students without permanent U.S. work authorization may be eligible to receive sponsorship independent of the Duke Accelerated MBA program.
For more information, visit Duke Visa Services.
Fuqua’s Accelerated Daytime MBA program carries a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) designation, giving international students whose jobs 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.