Engineering Master's

Four Career Supports

Get to know the Career Coaches

  • Chat us in Microsoft Teams for quick questions.
  • Attend EMP Career Coach Office Hours for advice and feedback most weekdays while classes are in session.
  • Schedule an appointment in Handshake for all topics, including practice interviews and career exploration.

Set your notifications to receive advice and opportunities from the “EMP Career Coach Alert” MS Teams site. It’s the best source of regular updates from the EMP Career Coaches.

Create your Handshake profile to connect with jobs, internships, events, and employers at Duke and nationwide.

Use Duke Career Hub for advice, tools and resources.

Steps for Search Success

Your Engineering Master’s career coaches worked in partnership with students and alumni to clearly understand all of the tasks involved in a successful job or internship search. We concluded that following these eight steps will lead to your success. Use these eight steps and the recommended tasks to plan your search and troubleshoot when you get stuck.

Clarify What You Want Talk to People Set Up Your Search Find and Apply for Opportunities Get Feedback and Advice Stay Positive and Motivated InterviewClose Your Search

Tools for practice, feedback, and advice

  • Quinncia (AI-based tool for resume and interview feedback)
  • Big Interview (interview prep including practice interviews with recording options)
  • Interstride (navigating the job and internship search for international students)
  • and more in Resources here on the Career Hub

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Career Readiness Resources

If your search is not getting the results you want, it’s time to troubleshoot. First, start with the basics and …

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✅ confidently submitting online applications
✅ reaching out to people at the organizations …

Start Your Search with Focus and a Plan.

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Job and Internship Search is one area where scammers sometimes pop up. This handy guide from Interstride, a resource you …

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