Who is eligible to attend The Duke MBA Veterans Symposium?

While the Veterans Symposium is mainly aimed at Active duty, reserve, and former service members, the event is  open to all MBA prospective students regardless of their background.

How do I register for the Symposium?

To register to participate, simply complete the online event interest form.  Once you have submitted the interest form and your information is reviewed, you will receive your invitation via email. To ensure receipt of our notifications, update your email settings to always deliver messages from email addresses ending in “@fuqua.duke.edu” and “@duke.edu”. The interest form will be shared soon with deadline details to follow.

Will I receive confirmation and/or additional communications after I register?

You will receive an automatic email confirmation following your registration.  You will receive periodic updates prior to the event as well, from DAFA and from the Office of Admissions.

Can I have my admissions interview conducted during the Symposium?

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 Symposium will pertain to the admissions process, the programming will also cover other areas of the business school experience. You will have an opportunity to attend a mock class visit, network with alumni, current students and staff, and you will 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 veteran community during The Duke MBA Veterans Symposium?

Yes. Our agenda for the day 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 attend.

Can my spouse/partner or family attend the Symposium with me?

Yes. Fuqua is a welcoming community for partners and families, and your family is welcome to participate with you. We also encourage partners to reach out to the Fuqua Partners, which is a very active group that regularly meets with prospective partners.