Parents & Families

It’s natural to wonder what’s next for your bright, high-achieving Blue Devil.  And we want to share a bit more about the Duke Career Center and what we do to support Duke students.

Partner with us on your Blue Devil's Career Journey

Our Philosophy:  Career Everywhere for Everyone

Career readiness conversations are happening daily across the Duke campus and beyond. Career Everywhere (for Everyone) is the belief and understanding that students are not only seeking advice about their career aspirations (and questions) from the staff at the Career Center, but also from faculty, staff, Duke alumni, our employer partners and more. Career Everywhere helps to ensure that everyone a student may interact with regarding career readiness is equipped with the tools and referral resources needed to create consistent messaging for all Duke students! Expanding the career readiness ecosystem is about equity, ensuring students do not fall through the cracks and have access to the tools, resources and support for life after Duke. The Career Center is the hub of this ecosystem, playing the role of consultant, creator, curator and collaborator. It is our role to create and curate career content; identify and amplify career resources; consult and collaborate with campus colleagues; and set the vision for a campus committed to career readiness and success.

We believe that career is a journey and not a destination. Our work is to support students as they explore and navigate options, understand and take action on the steps necessary to pursue opportunities and learn to articulate their strengths relevant to opportunities.

Career Development Process

Career Development Process

The Duke Career Development Process and accompanying skills require ongoing reflection and adaptability.

During their time at Duke, we encourage your Blue Devil to focus on career readiness.  The eight competencies identified as cornerstones of career readiness by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) will be developed through your academic, co-curricular and experiential learning pursuits at Duke. While these competencies are important to develop, you should also focus on skills that will assist in your navigating a lifelong career journey.

 

 

Supporting Your Student

Even though your child may be far from home, you still play an important role in his or her career readiness, exploration and development. Studies show that children are heavily influenced by parental views and expectations about careers. Encourage your student to explore new things and connect with career influencers and advisors at Duke.

Our career advisors are available through appointments and quick questions to support students with everything from assessing competencies and career readiness, writing a resume or cover letter and exploring careers and majors to finding internships and jobs and preparing for interviews.

We encourage you check out the Duke Career Hub to get a full picture of the programs and resources we offer.

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