Top 5 Ways to Connect with the Career Center 

Authors: Kai Kelley Jr. & Jared Smith

If you’re new to Duke or the Career Center, consider this an introduction to help you better understand the resources and support available to you as a Duke student. By using the Career Development Process, we support students at every stage of their career journey. Our services include partnering with you to explore your interests, values, and strengths; recruitment and interview preparation; your job search; professional skill development, providing resources to you, and so much more!  

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  1. Handshake 

Every student has a profile, log in and update your account today to view and apply for thousands of opportunities available around the world (many posted especially for Duke students), manage campus interviews, and register for all career events.  

  1. Drop-in Career Advising 

No appointment necessary! Bring quick questions or application documents (resumes, cover letters, and CVs) to be reviewed by a career advisor or career ambassador. In addition to Drop-ins held in the Career Center, you can also find career advisors on-location around campus throughout the week during the academic year.  

Additional information for Drop-in Career Advising  

  1. Career Center Emails 

You can personalize the alerts you receive from Duke Career Hub to only receive information that is valuable to you. It is quick and easy to customize, select Personalize Your Hub at the top of the homepage and sign up for an account.  

  1. Career Advising 

Schedule a one-on-one career advising appointment to discuss your interests, likes and dislikes, skills you prefer to use or want to develop, personal branding, and how past experiences can guide your future decisions. See how your strengths can impact your interest areas, how your personality can thrive in certain work environments, and how your personal values guide your choices while studying at Duke and beyond. If you’re looking for industry specific information, try looking at career community webpages. In addition, bring your specific job search-related questions about connecting with others, creating or tailoring your resume, interviews, cover letters, and more!  

  1. Workshops, Programs, and Events 

Many workshops, discussions, career fairs, and unique advising opportunities are offered each year to help you explore and make decisions. Make sure to pay attention to the events posted in Handshake and register for events that interest you as programs often fill quickly.  

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By Jared Smith (He/Him)
Jared Smith (He/Him) Associate Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging