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With more than 26,000 Fuqua alumni and 185,000 Duke alumni worldwide, Ask A Blue Devil will connect you with the best experts who can help you with advice and introductions.

You ask, they answer.

You ask.
They answer.

Fuqua alumni love helping students and fellow alumni. So what’s one question you have for someone who’s done what’s ahead of you?

How It Works

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You ask.

Need help with an idea or active startup? Wondering about career options?

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We recruit.

Our technology (powered by Protopia) uses AI to find the best experts to answer you.

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Get answers.

We “hunt” until you have one or more responses. Delivered right to your email inbox.

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Say ‘thank you.’

And build your network by continuing to stay in touch (such as via LinkedIn).

Not sure how to ask? We’ve got a short video that will turn you into a networking rock star.

Need inspiration? Here’s what others like you have asked.
“Hi, my name is Willow. After graduating from Fuqua’s Master of Quantitative Management program, I’m now a product analyst in a mid-sized Bay Area tech company. It feels like the two paths in my organization are as an analytics manager or as a product manager and I’m unsure if either of them is a good fit.

I’m looking for advice on other career paths I might explore based on my background in product and analytics.

Thank you!”
Need inspiration? Here’s what others like you have asked.
“I am Toni, and I graduated from Fuqua’s Daytime MBA program in 2012. I recently formed an LLC for my consulting business focused on digital marketing.

I’m looking for business tax insights and advice on what I should consider when thinking about taxes and potential write-offs for my business.

Thank you for your time.”
Need inspiration? Here’s what others like you have asked.
“My name is Hua and I hope this note finds you well. I have a passion for interacting with people and giving financial advice. After a 20-year career with an industrial company, I’m looking to pivot to becoming a financial advisor.

How do I start in this new career? I would really appreciate any words of advice or help from someone in this field.

Thank you.”
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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT CAN I ASK?

Literally anything to help with your academic or professional development. There are thousands of alumni, faculty, staff and friends that can help with class projects, building and growing a startup or figuring out career options.

WHAT'S A GOOD QUESTION?

Think of your question as an advertisement. Share who you are, what you are doing, and what you need help with. Keep it short and sweet. Here’s a short video on how to craft a great question that will get you results and help build your network.

WHO WILL SEE MY QUESTION?

We send your request to the best alumni, faculty, and staff in your area of interest.

CAN I REQUEST SOMEONE SPECIFIC?

No. We make our matches based on availability, proximity, experience and skills

CAN I ASK A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION?

Yes, of course! Once we make a match you’ll have direct, one-to-one communication and can ask additional questions. 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET A QUESTION?

Our goal is to get you answers within 3 business days. But it depends on what you’re asking. It can go as quickly as an hour to as long as 10 days or more.

WILL MY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS BE CONFIDENTIAL?

Your question will not be made public. It will be seen only by matched experts and a handful of administrators.

IS THERE A LIMIT TO HOW OFTEN I CAN ASK?

No. You can ask as many questions as you would like. In fact, we encourage it as this is the simplest way for you to build your professional network.

Go ahead and ask

It has never been simpler to get help from others that have done what’s ahead of you.

Seriously.

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