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 fast, 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 dedicated club members working with Prospective Students on expectations around recruiting, academics, and the energy community at Duke: please see Energy Club Admissions Contact information at the bottom of the page. These members 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 working to accelerate our economy towards Net Zero. 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.
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.
What energy courses can I take while at Fuqua?
Fuqua features two concentrations specifically designed for energy-focused students. You can find detailed course requirements here for our Energy Finance and Energy & Environment concentrations. Fuqua students can also take up to 12 credits at other schools around the university and frequently draw upon the expertise of our colleagues at the Nicholas School of the Environment, the Duke Law School, and the Sanford School of Public Policy. A detailed list of energy-focused courses you may take at other schools around Duke is featured here.
How can Fuqua help my career search?
Check out this list for a snapshot of the Class of ’23’s summer internships, but don’t limit yourself to what has been done before! Between Duke’s Faculty, the EDGE Center, Fuqua’s Career Management Center, and Duke University’s Energy Initiative, Duke has the connections to open the door to where you want to go.
If you’re just starting out in the energy industry, EDGE Managing Director Katie Kross compiled list of resources for students & job-seekers in energy & sustainability to help you get going!
How can I get involved with the Energy Club?
In addition to joining our first year cabinet, a great way to get involved is by helping plan Energy Week at Duke University! We’ve hosted the Duke University Energy Conference for 14 years straight, and last year’s conference drew over 350 in-person and 1,000 virtual attendees. You can get a snapshot of last year’s events by watching the Opening Remarks, our Keynote Conversation with Chris Shelton (SVP and Chief Product Officer of AES; President AES Next), and our Fireside Chat on Investing in Climate-Tech Solutions, featuring Sophie Purdom (Climate Tech VC), Nneka Kibuule (Aligned Climate Capital), and Lisa Krueger (AES).
Fuqua also co-hosts the annual Emerging Markets Case Competition in partnership with the James E. Rogers Energy Access Project. Last year, over 100 teams from 8 different countries competed for a grand prize of $15,000!
I’d love to learn more about life at Fuqua!
In the meantime, you may enjoy this recording of an admissions session with EDGE Managing Director Katie Kross & a second year student, focusing on the daily life of Fuqua students. You should also check out this blog series by Vishrut Chatrath on his experience traveling to COP26 in Glasgow, and this blog by alum Varun Saluja on his resilient search for the perfect full-time gig. More EDGE Blogs can be found here!
Energy Club Admissions Contact
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