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We are here to provide guidance, tools and resources to you, our important campus partners who are having career readiness conversations with students. We hope you feel better equipped when navigating these conversations, are able to quickly reference common career topics you encounter, and are knowledgeable about our services.

Being: Persistent | Duke Catalyst

Ashleigh Smith is a graduate of the Trinity School of Arts, class of 2020. She reflects on her first-year post-Duke and what it was like grounding her career as a woman of color in a field that didn’t have many …

By KJ Juett
KJ Juett Catalyst Fellow
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Duke Catalyst: What Are You Good At? What Do You Like? What Can You Get Paid For?

“I finished? I finished.” Did you utter these words after that final assignment, that last presentation, that closing meeting, or that thesis you’ve been working on for months? Chances are we all do when we finish our academic journey at …

By KJ Juett
KJ Juett Catalyst Fellow
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The Nuts and Bolts of Asking for a Reference in the Search Process

 Remember choosing references to include in your undergraduate or graduate school application? You thoughtfully chose people who could communicate positively on your behalf. Now you’re in the search, and guess what? References are often part of the search process in …

By Jenny Johnson (she/her)
Jenny Johnson (she/her) Assistant Director, Engineering Master's Career Services & Professional Development
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The Secret to Happiness at Work

I am a big fan of The Atlantic Magazine, in fact it is the only magazine I still subscribe to in print (that thought does make me sad). I find the articles to be thought provoking; intellectually stimulating; and often …

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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The 2021 Duke Virtual Fall Career Fair is Right Around the Corner!

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 Jaime Byrd
Jaime Byrd Director, Employer Relations
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