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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 Ace the Duke Virtual Fall Career Fair

By Megan Wilson (she, her, hers)
Megan Wilson (she, her, hers) Program and Marketing Coordinator Megan Wilson (she, her, hers)
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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency- Internship Opportunities

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is offering a virtual presentation that will focus on geoscience-related employment and internship opportunities at NGA.  The event is scheduled for September 22nd  from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Central Time (link below).  Employees from …

By Christina Plante
Christina Plante Assistant Director of Career Services Christina Plante
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Getting On-the-Spot Feedback from Your Audience: Science Communication Workshop for Scientists who Engage with the Public

WHEN: Weds Oct 27, 9:30 am – 4 pm

WHERE: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (the workshop will occur virtually if required by the local COVID situation)

APPLY: https://forms.gle/e6XVYQA8v7Q4eWst9

Join us for a free day-long workshop for scientists who engage …

By Christina Plante
Christina Plante Assistant Director of Career Services Christina Plante
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US Department of State Overview of Foreign Service Officers

“The mission of a U.S. diplomat in the Foreign Service is to promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad.” If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a Foreign Service Officer, …

By Jennifer Agor
Jennifer Agor Associate Director, Career Readiness Jennifer Agor
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Employer Sessions for the 2021 Duke Virtual Fall Career Fair are open!

The 2021 Duke Virtual Fall Career Fair is happening on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Register in Handshake now–and begin signing up for employer group and one-on-one sessions! We have a terrific group of employers attending and spots will fill up.

By Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him)
Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him) Event and Program Support Coordinator, Employer Relations Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him)
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Career Readiness Resources

Many people feel they need to have an elevator pitch to generate professional opportunities. But understanding this ‘pitch’ as a …

Networking is a great way to learn and explore professional opportunities. Many people worry that networking is fake or transactional, …

Informational interviewing is a powerful way to create new opportunities. This video covers the essential elements of informational interviewing to …

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