The JumpStart Advisory Group* was founded by Duke MBAs John Burt and Elton Ndoma-Ogar who collectively garnered nearly 20 job offers during the recruiting season. Putting their game plan and execution approach to print in the form an article and several individual discussions or speaking engagements, there was a significant challenge ahead.
They also observed a lack of diversity in the financial services and consulting industries. So in 2004, the partners formed the JumpStart Advisory Group to create a pipeline between highly qualified candidates and employers in those fields committed to strengthening their businesses by improving diversity and inclusion efforts.
We partner with students & professionals, academic institutions, and employers to attract or develop a diverse talent pool.
- Students & Professionals: JumpStart your career with professional development at the undergraduate student, graduate student, or working professional life phases. Experience our career forums, receptions, webinars, access to opportunities, and being part of a network.
- Academic Institutions: JumpStart your recruiting of diverse candidates at the undergraduate or graduate student phases. Augment your career service offering of current students or alumni. Partner with JumpStart specific to our forums, receptions, or webinars.
- Universities: offer students an increased suite of career development services
- Employers: JumpStart your recruiting of diverse candidates at the undergraduate student, graduate student, or working professional hiring phases. We partner specific to industry and functional needs offering search, career forums, receptions, webinars, and marketing outreach campaigns.