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.

DEMAN Guac & Talk: Thursday, February 9th, 5:00-6:30pm, Devil’s Krafthouse

Want to meet creative Duke alumni over some chips and guac? Come on down to Devil’s Krafthouse on Thursday, February 9th from 5:00-6:30pm to meet Mimi Bliss (BA ’88) and Mark Vahradian (BA ’89). 

By Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him)
Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him) Assistant Director, Entertainment, Media & Arts Career Community
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From Nick Martin, CEO at TechChange/Professor at Columbia and Georgetown

Here’s an updated list of 65 TOP JOB SITES by category and region (2/7):
1. Idealist
2. Impact Pool
3. PCDN 
4. Net Impact
5. Escape the City
6. …

By Greg Victory (he/him/his)
Greg Victory (he/him/his) Assistant VP Student Affairs/Fannie Mitchell Executive Director, Career Center
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Campus as Lab

Learn more about Campus as Lab and get involved in projects going on around Duke!

Campus As Lab (CAL) Mission

Campus as Lab (CAL) is a Sustainable Duke program that seeks to develop the relationship between Duke University faculty and student research and …

By Christina Plante
Christina Plante Assistant Director of Career Services
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Day in the Life of a Cybersecurity Specialist

I’m a cybersecurity specialist. My job is to protect digital data and prevent it from being lost or stolen. Digital data is anything that exists in electronic form and can be processed automatically—passwords, documents, music, videos, and even settings for …

By Billy Hajime - Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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What if I’m Not Sure About an Offer?

The Career Center team knows how challenging it can be to decide between multiple job or internship offers and we get that sometimes you have a case of FOMO (fear of missing out), which motivates you to continue searching for …

By Monique K. Turrentine Holmes
Monique K. Turrentine Holmes Associate Director, Employer Relations
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