Who is eligible to attend The Duke MBA Veterans Symposium?

The Veterans Symposium is designed to address the concerns, experiences, and questions of U.S. military veterans.  Active duty, reserve, and former service members are eligible to attend.  As an inclusive institution, 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 questionnaire.  Once you have submitted the questionnaire 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”. Submit your questionnaire no later than 12 SEPT 2022 in order to allow for planning and coordination of events for attendees.

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 virtual 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 virtual 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 virtually 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.