Is There a Postdoc in Your Future?
If so, you might want to see what some of your colleagues have to say about it. We asked some of our recent science, humanities, and social science graduates who have obtained postdoctoral positions to share their perceptions about the postdoc experience, and to offer advice, where possible, to others considering postdoc opportunities. more
FLAS Fellowships Enrich Academic Programs
Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships are open to graduate students in any program, and provide a unique opportunity to develop language skills that supplement their academic study in significant ways. Established originally as part of the National Defense Education Act of 1958, FLAS Fellowships became part of the Higher Education Act of 1965 with the goal of producing a uniquely qualified cadre of modern foreign language experts whose knowledge significantly influences the business, government, and higher education community. more
Engineering Graduate Students Represent Duke at National Conferences
Graduate students are Duke University’s emissaries both formally and informally and each year are important in getting the word out about Duke and helping to recruit a diverse student body. As a new initiative, the Pratt School of Engineering is working on improving diversity and retention of underrepresented minority graduate students. As part of this effort, engineering graduate students Suzana Vallejo-Heligon, Felipe Garcia-Quiroz, Luis Tobon-Llano, Brittany Davis, Bryan Howell and Nicole Virdone attended the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) National Conference in Anaheim, CA this past October. more