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students looking at laptop 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 in the academy, 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 students enrolled in the Duke Graduate School, Duke Divinity School, Duke Medicine School’s Master of Biostatistics and Population Health Sciences programs. 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.

How to Build a Career in Sustainability

Get a head start on the best ways to understand and grow expertise in the sustainability space by reading this article.

Article Summary: There is no unique path when it comes to sustainability. If you are curious about how to …

By Christina Plante
Christina Plante Assistant Director of Career Services
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2022 Clean Energy Prize

The Duke University Energy Initiative, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative are offering this award of $10,000 to support student-led development of ideas, products, and services advancing an accessible, affordable, reliable, and clean energy future.

By Christina Plante
Christina Plante Assistant Director of Career Services
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The class of 2022 is being presented with the most open jobs in history. But they aren’t the jobs Gen Zers want.

“Recent hiring projections from the National Association of Colleges and Employers indicate that employers are planning to hire 31.6% more new graduates than last year. But there’s a potential mismatch between the jobs that new grads want and the ones that …

By Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him)
Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him) Career Advisor, Discovery & Exploration Career Community
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Choosing a Career in Local Government

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Making a difference at the local level

A career in local government is an excellent option for those who have a passion for public service. Public service is often about what you give rather than what you receive, and …

By Ängela Bonner
Ängela Bonner Assistant Director, Career Services
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Healthcare in 2022

It is no secret the healthcare industry has evolved rapidly over the past several years. While much of the world was pivoting, healthcare accelerated its evolution and now, six months into 2022, we see how the industry has responded/adapted to …

By Michael "Rudi" Rudisill (he/him/his)
Michael "Rudi" Rudisill (he/him/his) Assistant Director, Career Services
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