Who is eligible to attend The Duke MBA Pride Weekend?
While this event is geared toward prospective LGBTQ+ students, as an inclusive institution, the event is open to all MBA prospective students regardless of their background.
How do I apply for The Duke MBA Pride Weekend?
You must complete a brief online questionnaire, which includes one short essay and requires a resume submission. Questionnaires must be submitted by September 1, 2022. If you missed the questionnaire deadline, please contact Meghan Pollard, Program Director of Admissions & Campus Events, directly to check availability.
When will I be notified of my status for The Duke MBA Pride Weekend?
You will receive an email notification no later than September 7, 2022.
Will my selection to participate in The Duke MBA Pride Weekend be an indication of how competitive I will be in the admissions process?
The selection process for The Duke MBA Pride Weekend is separate from the selection process for admission to business school. Your Duke MBA Pride Weekend status is not an indication of how you will fair in the admissions process.
Can I have my admissions interview conducted during The Duke MBA Pride Weekend?
You may be invited to complete your admissions interview as space will be limited. If you are not invited to interview, this will have no bearing on your final application and you may be invited to interview at a later date.
If I have already submitted my admissions application, is there a benefit of me attending?
Yes. While some of the information presented during The Duke MBA Pride Weekend will pertain to the admissions process, the programming will also cover many areas of the business school experience. You will have an opportunity to attend a mock class visit, network with current students and staff, and gain valuable information about post-MBA careers and financing your degree.
Will I have an opportunity to interact with the entire Duke community and not just the LGBTQ+ community during this event?
Yes. Our agenda for the weekend will include activities that will give you exposure to the greater Fuqua community.
What if I am applying for business school next year, can I still attend this year?
Yes. Students who are applying for business school next year are still eligible to apply for The Duke MBA Pride Weekend.
What other resources are available to me at Fuqua?
Ford Library has been building a collection of online and print resources that focus on the intersection of the LGBTQ+ community and business. Scholarly and popular business press publishing in this area is not widespread; but it continues to grow. The Ford Library is keeping our eyes and ears open to build this collection for the benefit of Fuqua; and our team has created both online and an on-site display highlighting these resources in our collections. We encourage in-person and virtual attendees this weekend to visit these virtual and physical displays.