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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.

Best Government Agencies To Work For

Joni Sweet, Leesa Davis

It’s been a whirlwind couple of years with the COVID-19 pandemic and U.S. government agencies, especially those within the health sector, which are still in full-speed providing public service efforts.

Based on federal agencies that made …

By Ängela Bonner
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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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Employer Spotlight: Antler, venture capital Analyst position

Antler, a global early-stage venture capital firm, is seeking an exceptional Analyst to join our global talent acquisition team. This role offers a front row seat to bringing onboard exceptional talent for Antler at the fund level across five continents.

By Monique K. Turrentine Holmes
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Internship Spotlight: Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Position closes February 6, 2022 (11:59 pacific time)

DSHS’s Office of the Secretary (OOS) Internship Program is open to all qualified college students to learn, grow, and start a meaningful, rewarding career! 

Our paid summer 2022 Internship Program is designed for …

By Ängela Bonner
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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
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