We are so glad you are considering Fuqua and share an interest in the business of energy and the environment. The MBA Energy Club is growing, and we strongly encourage all energy and environment interested prospective students to reach out to us for more information.

The Duke MBA Energy Club has a dedicated chairperson working with Prospective Students on expectations around recruiting, academics, and the energy community at Duke: Akshath Polavarapu akshath.polavarapu@duke.edu. Akshath can also make connections to students who can provide color on the international recruiting opportunities for energy at Fuqua.

If functional specialization, joint degree programs, or cross-industry issues are of particular interest, please make sure to note that in your communication to us so we can assign the best resources to help answer your questions.

What Makes Duke Unique

Across the spectrum of the energy industry, we have an amazing network of friends and alumni. Our depth in the Bay Area, Boston, Austin, and other tech hubs put us at the forefront of the energy technology space. Our close partnerships and established recruiting history with companies like Exxon and Schlumberger are just the tip of the iceberg of our connections in the oil and gas industries. And perhaps no other business school has the academic rigor focused on – and proven professional success in – the utility industry as Fuqua. Whether you are interested in the shale gas revolution or finding new markets for renewable energy, we have experienced faculty, students, alumni, and supporters that can help guide you.

Similarly, the Energy Club works across functions. The energy and environment industries are large, diverse, and growing. There are jobs for finance professionals, consultants, operations experts, marketing and branding specialists, and more. Along with the Fuqua Career Management Center, we work to make good matches and bring opportunities that meet your needs to campus.

Energy Value Chain


Additional Resources

This website has been designed to help provide you insight into our work and scope of activities. Please review the website thoroughly and check out those of our friends at EDGEthe Duke University Energy Initiative, as well as our colleagues at other Fuqua professional clubs that may be of interest, such as:

  • Net Impact
  • Finance Club
  • Consulting Club
  • General Management Club
  • Tech Club
  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club

EDGE hosted a live Admissions Info Session for prospective students to discuss energy and sustainability at Fuqua. Watch the recording to get answers to your questions about how to get involved in energy!

EDGE also posted this discussion with Malcom Riley, a former Sector Director for Energy Careers in Fuqua’s Career Management Center as he shares his thoughts on the hiring landscape in the energy sector. For more insight into MBA careers in energy, this short video surveys some of the leading voices in the industry.

We also maintain close working relationships and often co-sponsor events with other clubs at Fuqua and across Duke’s graduate schools.

Energy Club Admissions Chair Contact

Akshath Polavarapu: akshath.polavarapu@duke.edu