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The Duke ideal for graduate education is a small number of superior students working closely with esteemed scholars. Graduate study at Duke is defined by maximum personal attention; smaller, more involving classes; flexible programs of study designed to meet students’ individual needs and interests; and richer, cross-disciplinary possibilities for scholarship.




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Alumni Profiles Series: Justin Pearlman

June 26, 2017
Justin Pearlman

"... whether you go on to become a professor or pursue another professional career, there’s a crucial skill that tends to be underappreciated and underdeveloped: the ability to say “no” in a professional setting and to do so comfortably, clearly, and in a way that makes it clear that the decision is based on objective criteria and isn’t personal."

A Philosopher Turned Data Scientist on the Non-Academic Market: Lessons from Dr. Zachary Ernst

June 14, 2017
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"A person’s achievement as a graduate student in the humanities can be very relevant to employers if it is presented properly. For instance, graduate students know what’s involved in teaching a college-level class, but interviewers may not! State explicitly that you have designed a course and communicated complex ideas. It’s an impressive feat, so don’t be afraid to show off a little."

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