Admissions Straight Talk: Interview with Sheryle Dirks

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Sheryle Dirks

For this week’s episode of Accepted Admissions Straight Talk, Accepted’s biweekly podcast, we interviewed Sheryle Dirks, Associate Dean for Career Management at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. Check out the full recording to hear our in-depth conversation about Duke University's Masters in Management Science Program and the career options for business school graduates.

00:16:00 – Introducing Sheryle Dirks, Associate Dean for Career Management at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.

02:54:00 – The job market for MBAs now and compared to previous years.

05:00:00 – Companies that recruit exclusively in the fall season or later in spring season.

06:50:00 – Who is hiring in the technology sector.

10: 07:00 – Active/top industries for MBAs.

14:04:00 – Internship search and hiring and importance for career changers.

18:38:00 –Benefit of determining which job path is NOT for you.

23:04:00 – Stats on the Masters in Management Science program.

31:29:00 – Recruitment & hiring for Duke’s MMS graduates.

36:40:00 – Steps applicants can and should take prior to the program’s commencement.

42:15:00 – Recommendations for everyone before the job search.

47:47:00 – Learn more about Duke Fuqua’s MMS program.

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