MBA News: Duke Fuqua Grads Get Jobs Despite High Unemployment

According to the Career Management Center at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, 93% of full-time students from the Class of 2011 have received job offers in the three months since graduation. This is an 11% increase from the Class of 2010 and a 14% rise from the year before. Not only are more students getting jobs soon after graduation, but they are also making more money. The mean 2011 full-time salary is up 6% to $107,833 per year, with a mean $25,946 signing bonus—up 18% from the previous year. While job offers seem to be up across the board at Fuqua, the consulting industry in particular shined, capturing 30% of the graduating class—up 10% from the year before. Deloitte alone hired 35 full-time employees and 26 interns from Fuqua.

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