A Record-Breaking Year
Our students deserve meaningful work – and they’ve achieved that as seen in the latest jobs report. The results got the attention of Fortune and Poets and Quants who also wrote about how our school culture sets students up for success in their careers.
However, the best stories are those told by current and former students. Here is a collection of Daytime MBA student blogs related to careers so you can read their words, not ours.
How Our MBAs Found Meaningful Work (and Set Records!) in 2021
Here are some of the key takeaways and my thoughts from the 2021 employment report on what’s behind the shifts and trends.
Leveraging My Fuqua Network Landed Me a Career in Venture Capital
I knew that the prospect of landing a career in venture capital (VC) was risky, given the limited job openings but it was a risk I was ready to take.
My MBA Experience Prepared Me for a Position in Diversity and Inclusion
I knew the experience and skills gained through an MBA would help make me an even better HR leader.
Gaining Consulting Experience with FCCP
Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum is an experiential learning opportunity for students to work on consulting engagements with businesses and nonprofits around the world. First-year and second-year MBAs work in teams to assist client organizations with challenges across a number of industries and fields such as marketing, strategy, and operations.
3 Ways Fuqua Prepared Me for a Career in Consulting
I came to business school with many goals for my personal and professional development, but my career goal was singular: I was going to get a job in consulting.
Helping an Asset Manager Tackle Climate Change as a CASE i3 Fellow
I came to business school to learn how to make the business case for taking action on climate change, and my time as a CASE i3 Fellow offered a remarkable opportunity to apply what I’d learned to the real world.
Finding Yourself Through Recruiting: My Road to Tech
For most new MBAs, your past career no longer defines where you’re going once you walk through Fuqua’s doors. I was no exception.
Gaining Exposure to the Tech Industry While Developing Client-Facing Skills
The Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum (FCCP), was the perfect opportunity to learn more about the tech industry and a great way to build onto my existing skillset.
3 Impressions from Tech Trek
Ninety of my first-year classmates signed up for Tech Trek and bought tickets to travel across the country during their fall break, with high expectations to learn more about the recruiting opportunities and visit the headquarters of companies such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft.
Mentored Study Broadened My View of Venture Capital
The Mentored Study program at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business provided the perfect fit for me to further explore my previous experience in venture capital in a real-world work setting while gaining exposure to the tech industry.
Kicking Off Recruiting Season at the Finance Career Intensive
Some of the major highlights of the career search at Fuqua are the informative "career intensive" seminars that take place in September. Among them is the Finance Career Intensive—the marquee event that kicks off recruiting season for the industry.