Schedule a Student Engagement Event

Student engagement events allow employers to present information to students on current opportunities and organizational background. We are encouraging employers to think outside of the typical information session box and to provide value-add engagement events for our students. This can be in the form of a workshop, resume review, industry panel, professional development session or another form of engagement that make the most sense for your company.

Student engagement events and office hours can be hosted virtually at various times throughout the day and evening. Our recommendation is late afternoon/early evening. We encourage you to keep your sessions at 90 minutes or less.

On-campus student engagement events are held during the academic year (September-November and January-April) Monday through Thursday as early as 5:00pm and ending no later than 9:15pm. Occasionally, mid-day sessions may be held Monday through Friday beginning and ending between 11:30am-1:30pm. Once you’ve decided on a date and confirmed that it does not conflict with a black out date noted below, you will need to contact one of the approved on-campus venue options below to check space availability, reserve and pay for the space (venue costs vary), and then submit your event request in Handshake. Campus guidelines follow state and local regulations and are subject to change. Visitors should check Duke United before coming to campus and follow direction provided by campus personnel while visiting.

  • Conference & Event Services: on-campus venue options will be added
  • Washington Duke Inn: sales office for meeting space- #919.490.0999 ext. 6129 
  • JB Duke: sales office for meeting space – #919-660-6400
  • Please note, ad hoc spaces cannot be used (i.e., libraries, cafes/coffee shops). Events must be held in approved venue options.

Due to the high demand for student engagement events, multiple organizations may hold student engagement events in the same time slot.  Although we cannot guarantee it, the Duke Career Center will aim to only have organizations of different industries in the same time slot. We ask organizations to work with us in order to allow our students to attend as many student engagement events of their interest as is possible.
All requests for student engagement events must be submitted in Handshake with a minimum of two weeks between the date of the request and the date of the session. For more about requesting an event through Handshake, review their tutorial

Once scheduled, your student engagement events will be promoted in Handshake and on Career Hub.

Recruiting Policies for Employers

Recruiting Seasons at Duke:

Fall 2022 Recruiting Season: September 6 – November 18

Spring 2023 Recruiting Season: January 17 – April 14

Please keep in mind our black out dates outlined below to avoid scheduling recruiting activities during these dates:

Fall 2022 [Academic Calendar; Duke Football Calendar]

August 29: First week of Fall Classes

September 5: Labor Day

September 21: On-campus Fair/Event Day [TechConnect, Fall Career Fair, Diversity Event]

September 26-27: Rosh Hashanah

September 28: Virtual Career Fair Day [*virtual/in-person interviews will be allowed, but not events]

October 4: Yom Kippur [events & interviews allowed only before 5:30pm EST]

October 5: Yom Kippur

October 7-11: Fall Break [virtual events are allowed]

November 18: Last day of on-campus recruiting activities

November 23-27: Thanksgiving holiday break

December 2-19: Graduate classes end; reading period; final exams

December 9-19: Undergraduate classes end; reading period; final exams

December 20-January 10: Winter Break [virtual events are allowed]

Spring 2023 [Academic Calendar; Men’s Basketball Calendar]

January 11: First week of Spring Classes

January 17: On-campus recruiting activities resume

March 10-19: Spring Break [virtual events are allowed]

April 5: Pesach [events & interviews allowed only before 5:30pm EST]

April 14: Last day of on-campus recruiting activities

April 19-May 6: Graduate classes end; reading period; final exams

April 26-May 6: Undergraduate classes end; reading period; final exams

May 12-14: Commencement/Graduation activities

By Megan Wilson (she, her, hers)
Megan Wilson (she, her, hers) Associate Director, Communications and Outreach