Being: Persistent | Duke Catalyst

Ashleigh Smith is a graduate of the Trinity School of Arts, class of 2020. She reflects on her first-year post-Duke and what it was like grounding her career as a woman of color in a field that didn’t have many …

By KJ Juett
KJ Juett Catalyst Fellow
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Duke Catalyst: What Are You Good At? What Do You Like? What Can You Get Paid For?

“I finished? I finished.” Did you utter these words after that final assignment, that last presentation, that closing meeting, or that thesis you’ve been working on for months? Chances are we all do when we finish our academic journey at …

By KJ Juett
KJ Juett Catalyst Fellow
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Last Chance to Apply to Studio Duke

Apply for StudioDuke, a 2-semester creative lab where you can take a project to the next level with the support of a mentor.

By Laura Coutts (she/her)
Laura Coutts (she/her) Assistant Director, Career Services
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10 Jobs That Are Fantastic for Political Science Majors (You Don’t Have to Work in Politics!)

It might seem like a political science undergraduate degree would prepare you primarily for a career in politics. However, there are four million professionals with poli sci degrees—and their jobs range from attorneys to social workers to financial analysts. If …

By The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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9 Things International Students Can Do to Stand Out at Career Fairs and Conferences

International students often feel like career fairs are a waste of time and money. The reason for such disappointment is that, historically, the majority of companies participating at these events don’t sponsor international students and therefore aren’t willing to speak …

By Megan Wilson (she/her)
Megan Wilson (she/her) Associate Director, Communications and Outreach
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Government and Politics Career Overview

Career opportunities in government – federal, state, and local – are endless. Government employees are scientists, engineers, policy workers, administrators, economists, writers, psychologists, artists, and everything in between. The big plus for working in government is that career training and …

By Jennifer Agor
Jennifer Agor Associate Director, Career Readiness
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Education Jobs within the Federal Government

Are you interested in a career in Education? Do you also have interest in working within the Federal Government? Did you know you could combine these two!? Check out Partnership for Public Service where they offer Career Guides within the …

By Nicole Mitchell (she/her)
Nicole Mitchell (she/her) Associate Director, Career Readiness
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Building Business Skills for Life Science Graduate Students Who Have Limited Time  

We often meet with graduate students who are interested in exploring the business side of science careers. Some are interested in becoming entrepreneurs while others are just curious about what a leadership or strategy role at a science-related organization would …

By Christina Plante (she/her)
Christina Plante (she/her) Assistant Director of Career Services
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Myths and Realities of Working in Energy and Environment

If you are considering working in Energy and Environment, review these common misconceptions about your background and pay.

MYTH: I need a technical background to get into careers in energy or other environmental fields.

REALITY: Do you want to work …

By Christina Plante (she/her)
Christina Plante (she/her) Assistant Director of Career Services
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Duke School of Medicine Blog

Stay informed of the latest information from the Duke University School of Medicine through their blog. Read about healthcare news, School of Medicine initiatives, interviews with recent graduates from a variety of programs, and more. 

By Rachel Coleman (she/hers)
Rachel Coleman (she/hers) Director, Career Development and Education
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