Science & Sustainability

Welcome to the Science & Sustainability Community!

Explore the Science & Sustainability Career Community.

Do you have an investigative mindset and like solving complex problems? The Science and Sustainability Community includes fields such as Research and Development, Marine Science, Environment Management, Energy, Physical Sciences, and Food and Agriculture. This community is for you if you like defining problems, gathering data, and interpreting findings. You may also be curious about analyzing systems, critiquing research, examining cause and effects, and formulating hypotheses. Join us in addressing issues such as climate change, ocean conservation, clean energy, food and water and more through exploring industry specific content and opportunities.

Duke Climate Commitment

Read more about what Duke is doing to focus on climate issues. See upcoming events, ways to get involved and progress updates

The Duke Climate Commitment is a university-wide, impact-oriented initiative to address the climate crisis by creating sustainable

By Christina Plante
Christina Plante Assistant Director of Career Services
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DukeLIFE is Hiring ASCEND Coaches for Summer 2023

Summer Job Opportunity: Apply to become an ASCEND Coach!

The Duke LIFE Office is hiring several ASCEND Coaches to help us launch the ASCEND: a program for incoming first-generation first year students that helps them gain experience in STEM courses. …

By Margi Strickland (she/her)
Margi Strickland (she/her) Assistant Director of Employer Relations
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Now Accepting Applications for the Summer Undergraduate Program for Planetary Research

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2023

Program Dates: June 1–August 31, 2023

The Summer Undergraduate Program for Planetary Research (SUPPR) invites undergraduate students who have not yet begun graduate studies and who are interested in learning about research in planetary geoscience to …

By Margi Strickland (she/her)
Margi Strickland (she/her) Assistant Director of Employer Relations
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Jobs Growth Shifts Away From the West in 2022

Economists at Gusto took a look at employment growth across the 50 largest Metro Areas in 2022 (January through November), and found a large divide in areas that experienced faster or slower employment growth throughout the year. Across all firms, …

By Greg Victory (he/him/his)
Greg Victory (he/him/his) Assistant VP Student Affairs/Fannie Mitchell Executive Director, Career Center
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Apply Today to the EERE Science, Technology and Policy program at the Solar Energy Technologies Office

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology and Policy  (STP) is seeking to develop the future leaders in energy efficiency and renewable energy policy. The EERE STP appointments provide an opportunity for highly talented scientists and …

By Christina Plante
Christina Plante Assistant Director of Career Services
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Scholarships & Grants

Undergraduate Research Support Office

Getting started with research and not sure where to begin? The Undergraduate Research Support office promotes undergraduate research at Duke …

Career Readiness Resources

As part of the application process for the Duke Career Center’s Internship Funding Program, you will be required to submit …

Sustainable Business Job Search Resources

Learn more about jobs in the sustainability sector from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business Katie Kross, Managing Director Center for …

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CompTIA Data+ (DA0-001) Cert Prep: The Basics

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Is the Azure Data Fundamentals certification part of your plan to become a data engineer, database admin, or data scientist?…

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These concise (less than 3:30) SQL challenges let you stretch your brain and test your talents. Instructor Scott Simpson frames…

Master the MongoDB Aggregation Pipeline

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Python for Engineers and Scientists

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Learning 3D Printing

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When it comes to bringing your ideas into reality, few technologies are as gratifying as 3D printing. This course draws…

Coping with Impostor Syndrome to Build Career Confidence

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If you’ve ever found yourself feeling unworthy of promotions, opportunities, or accolades; constantly worried about being discovered as a fraud…

Quick Start Guide to SQL

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Are you looking to take a deeper dive into the fundamentals of structured query language (SQL)? This short, beginner-friendly course…

Introduction to Career Skills in Data Analytics

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Are you ready to take the first step on your journey as a data analyst? Whatever your goals, you don’t…

Including Sustainability in Your Cloud Strategy

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Learn about the fundamental design principles you need to understand, to make sustainability the cornerstone of your cloud solution architecture.…
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