Advance your career.

In choosing a Duke graduate program, you have come a long way toward understanding yourself. Yet you are not a finished product, and your graduate school experience will transform you in significant ways, deepening your knowledge and self-awareness. Earning an advanced degree is a foundation for further intellectual and personal growth, and a pathway to discovering multiple career options.

We support and encourage career exploration as well as partner with students who have decided and are planning for any type of career, including jobs as tenure-track faculty or in private industry, government, nonprofits, start-ups, and anywhere in between.  We are engaged in working with students to explore how different careers suit them and how to conduct multiple, simultaneous job and internship searches in different fields. Additionally, we work with faculty and staff around the university who are interested in the professional development of students.

Our experienced advisors are available to meet with all doctoral students at Duke. We work from a strengths-based perspective that can be tailored for each individual and can be viewed as attaining mastery in the Duke Career Development Process and skills for career readiness. 

You can get started on your own or meet with us before you start and at any point. If you would like a thought partner or advisor to work through something, please schedule time to meet with a career advisor in Handshake. The Academic Job Search and Careers Beyond Academia series of events will be important for you to consider. We co-sponsor these series with the Duke Graduate School and the Duke Office of Postdoctoral Services. Videos from both series can be found on the Duke Postdoc Services YouTube channel. Many events are co-sponsored for Engineering Master’s students as well.

Career Chat: Pathways to Publishing on February 3

The Spring 2022 professional development series at Johns Hopkins University, aimed at supporting doctoral students and postdocs in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, continues next week with another session! On Thursday, February 3, we will be joined by two …

By Laura Coutts (she/her)
Laura Coutts (she/her) Assistant Director, Career Services Laura Coutts (she/her)
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Data Expeditions: Climate + Health

The Duke University Climate Initiative is excited to release its first call for proposals, Data Expeditions: Climate and Health. Our cross-campus committee designed this request for proposals to bring a broad range of Duke expertise together to solve one of …

By Christina Plante
Christina Plante Assistant Director of Career Services Christina Plante
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EnergyTech University Prize

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Technology Transitions has launched the EnergyTech University Prize (EnergyTech UP), a business plan competition for undergraduate and graduate students. Student teams would compete for $250,000 in cash prizes in their exploration of …
By Jason Shang
Jason Shang
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Employer Spotlight: Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Advanced Degree Hiring Opportunities

Are you interested in pursuing a career in business? BCG is hiring advanced degree candidates, aka ADCs (PhDs, postdocs, MDs, JDs, residents, practicing physicians).  See below for hiring opportunities and upcoming events!

Generalists consultants with medical backgrounds typically work within our …

By Monique K. Turrentine Holmes
Monique K. Turrentine Holmes Associate Director, Employer Relations Monique K. Turrentine Holmes
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Apply Now for a 2022-2023 Bass Connections Project Team

Duke students from all levels and schools are invited to check out the new Bass Connections project teams for 2022-2023. Project teams bring together faculty, postdocs, graduate students and undergraduates to tackle complex societal challenges in interdisciplinary research teams. The …

By Christina Plante
Christina Plante Assistant Director of Career Services Christina Plante
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