Career Planning & Development | MMS: DKU

Career Planning & Development

From the beginning of the Master of Management Studies program, both Duke's Fuqua School of Business and Duke Kunshan University support you with career development tools you can use even beyond graduation. Our Career Management Center (CMC) is dedicated to providing you with the career resources and skills needed to enter into and succeed in your chosen industry. You never know where or when opportunity will present itself, so we work with you to develop a comprehensive career planning and development strategy that supports your career goals.

Ryan Safian
Class of 2015
United States

Senior Associate, Gerson Lehrman Group

“With the MMS: DKU program,  I am not only learning how to excel in a variety of different business roles, but I am also learning how to combine my interest in business with my undergraduate experience. Now, I see how valuable I can be companies around the world.”

The MMS: DKU Career Development Process 

During the intensive MMS: DKU career development process, you receive dedicated, hands-on attention from career coaches who go above and beyond the general advisement you may have received during your undergraduate education. We coach you through career options, review and provide feedback on resumes and cover letters, and teach you the job search skills needed to land a position immediately after graduation.

The MMS: DKU experience is a journey of self-discovery, and our career coaches will help you apply career planning strategies in your focus areas so you can get the job you want. Our phased approach to career development involves the following steps:

  • Exploration/Self Assessment — Assess your professional aspirations using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and other career assessment tools. After completing these detailed self-assessments of your skills, talents and career goals, you will work with a CMC coach to interpret the assessment and begin building a career development plan.
  • Preparation — Learn about personal branding, resume development, and methods to best position yourself to potential employers wherever you have work authorization.
  • Implementation — After sharpening your job search skills, practice them during interactive networking events and mock interviews.
  • Lifelong Support — Our alumni career services provide continued support through technology, outreach and individual assistance.

Our Career Challenge to Students

The more you take advantage of the MMS: DKU program’s career services and resources, the better. We challenge you to attend interview workshops, resume development sessions, mock interviews and industry panels. Establish a job search plan and attend an industry exploration trip organized by a professional club. These events build on your Business Communications courses and ensure that you'll be well-prepared for the interview process and the business world that awaits you.

The Master of Management Studies: Duke Kunshan University program includes an intensive business education, in combination with active career preparation, to ensure the success and job placement of graduates. Interested in learning more? Contact us with any questions, or begin the admissions  process today.