Prospective Students

Thank you for visiting the General Management Club’s website! We are excited that you are considering pursuing a Duke MBA.

FAQ For Prospective Students

General Questions

1) What do we do?

The General Management Club (GMC) offers a collection of events throughout the year to educate students about general management and prepare them for internship and full-time job opportunities. Below is a list of events we host throughout the year:

1) Education/Outreach

GMC Annual Symposium: The symposium is an annual event that features a keynote speech by an experienced professional of a general management company. In addition to the keynote, the symposium includes several informative panels that cover a diverse set of topics including career switching and leadership development programs as well as opportunities for networking with employers.

Week-in-Cities: Every year we hold one or two Week in Cities trips. During these trips, students get to visit top employers and learn about general management career opportunities while experiencing the company’s culture firsthand.

Industry Intensives: Part of our mission is to educate students on a diverse set of opportunities in general management. Our Industry Intensive events are designed to help students become more familiar with different industries and increase their awareness of general management positions.

2) How large is the club?

The GMC is one of the largest professional clubs at Fuqua with over 500 people on our mailing list and approximately 150 regularly active members.

3) How can I get more involved?

Membership with the GMC is free and open to all first and second year students at Fuqua. There are also FY and SY cabinet roles in the GMC. These positions provide individuals with the opportunity to plan activities for the club and drive events and programs.

4) What is the largest GMC sponsored event?

The General Management Symposium, which is held every year during the Fall Term is our largest event of the year. We bring in a keynote speaker in a prominent general management position to talk about recent trends and issues. In addition, there are panel events which provide valuable information to guide students through a general management career.

5) Does the club partner with other professional clubs or Centers of Excellence at Fuqua?

The club works closely with other professional clubs, such as the Corporate Finance, Marketing, Media Entertainment & Sports, and Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital.


Recruiting Related Questions

1) What types of companies recruit for General Management?

General Management covers a broad range of industries and functions ranging from leadership development programs (LDPs) to strategic management positions (internal consulting) to product management. Industries targeting GMC members include: banking, finance, manufacturing, healthcare, insurance, airline, automotive, and technology.

2) Do I need to have a specific background to get offers for general management positions?

There is not a typical background for students going into General Management so don’t worry if your background is unrelated. Companies are aware that most students are career switchers and they looking for future leaders that come from diverse backgrounds.

3) What kinds of ‘general management’ positions are recruited for at Fuqua?

Internship and full-time positions include but are not limited to: supply chain management, operations, rotational leadership programs, corporate strategy, corporate finance, and product management.

4) Where do our students intern & find full-time positions?

A short sample list includes: American Airlines, Bank of America, Citi, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, General Motors, Liberty Mutual, Pepsico, Vanguard, and Wal-Mart.