From Chevron to REI: Fuqua students head to summer 2019 internships


Summer internships are one of the most valuable ways for a student to extend her MBA classroom learning in a real-world application. From oil and gas to smart grids to corporate sustainability, Fuqua MBAs are spending the summer working on energy and environment issues with an impressive list of companies. Here are some of the […]

Designing a career that matters: Advice to the incoming class

Dan Vermeer, teaching class

By Dan Vermeer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, EDGE Last week marked the beginning of a new academic year at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business—and for a new class of MBA students, the beginning of a new adventure.  Even at this early date, anxiety about career choices is at high pitch. […]

Learning in the field: 2016 Fuqua MBA internships in Energy & Environment

Energy Conference

For students interested in Energy & Environment topics, there are a wide range of internship options–from internships with energy and cleantech companies to roles looking at the energy or environmental footprint of a company in another sector, to consulting, research, and government agency internships. Here’s a list of some of the MBA internships held by […]

Key skills for the energy sector leaders of tomorrow

Steve Hicks

by Steve Hicks, Associate Director for Education, Duke University Energy Initiative Do you have to be able to convert BTUs to kilowatt-hours and write poetry to work in the energy sector? To many Duke students, it often seems like the energy industry requires a daunting combination of both technical and managerial skillsets. Further, the industry […]

Video: “A Bright Future: MBA Career Options in the Energy Sector”

Video - Energy Careers

Executives from across the energy sector share their perspectives on MBA career prospects in a new video from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. “It’s a tremendously exciting place to work and develop a career,” says Rebecca Kujawa, a Duke alumna who is Vice President of Business Management at NextEra Energy Resources.  “The opportunity to […]

Turning a commitment to the environment into a career

Katie Kross

EDGE managing director Katie Kross is driven by the desire to help connect students who have a passion for changing the world with rewarding career options that let them do just that.  Many of the students she speaks with go on to careers in corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability consulting, impact investing, and clean energy […]

Leadership in practice: Creating an entrepreneurial career in the oil and gas industry

Jason Rebrook, Hilcorp Energy

by Dan Vermeer, PhD and Sarah Hoyt, MEM/MBA ’16   How can MBAs build a consequential career in a volatile and technically complex industry like oil and gas? What does it take to become a leader? While leadership can take many forms, Fuqua alumnus Jason Rebrook (CCMBA ’02), Executive Vice President at Hilcorp Energy Company, […]

Fulfilling your personal mission: Advice for the sustainability and CSR job search

Mackenzie Sullivan, Sector Director for Social Impact & Sustainability Careers, Career Management Center, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business

When it comes to careers, one of the areas of growing interest among MBAs is the sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) sector. Over the past 10 years, corporations have been increasingly focused on managing their social and environmental impacts and understanding the cost and revenue implications of initiatives that range from managing the human […]