Careers in Health Care
Duke MBA students interested in health care are innovative, curious, and passionate about making a difference. Some of these students have already had work experience in health care, but just as many are career changers, and new to the industry. Fuqua alumni work throughout the health sector, including in the life sciences, hospitals and health systems, insurance companies, and health tech. The companies they work for include large, well-established multi-national corporations, as well as very small, very new start-ups. In short – there is no one profile that clearly defines the Duke MBA health care student, but they do share a desire to have a significant impact on the delivery of products, technology, and services to patients. Their differences, as well as their similarities, are what makes them attractive to a broad range of employers across the industry.
Career Support at Fuqua
Fuqua provides sector-specific support to MBA and joint-degree students interested in pursuing health care careers after graduation. Through networking events and conferences, on-campus recruiting activities, peer mentoring, and individual student career coaching, Fuqua career development activities expose students to a variety of opportunities and career paths within the health sector. Students also receive career guidance and resources from student organizations like the Health Care Club. The support that students receive is aimed at developing not just short-term internship and employment prospects, but also long-term career success in the industry.
Career Management Center
Among the team of career services professionals serving all students, Fuqua’s Career Management Center has dedicated specialists who provide support focused on the health sector. Current students may reach out to the CMC to set up a time to meet with the Sector Director in Health Care.
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