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December 9, 2019
Hala El-Nahal

Hala Galal El-Nahal will be recognized for her efforts to increase the recruitment and retention of underrepresented and underserved high school students in STEM.

December 4, 2019

"I would advise students to be open to different types of opportunities, and don’t rule anything out. When people talk about their path, they often say things like, “Oh I got lucky and then this happened.” It’s not just that they got lucky. They were open and they tried different things. When an opportunity came up, they took it. You need to keep open and try different things before you rule them out."

November 20, 2019

Do you ever wish you were better at communicating your strengths to potential employers and mentors?  Lindsay Dahora, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Immunology, shares how the CliftonStrengths assessment helped her articulate her strengths and envision a satisfying career.

November 13, 2019

"The most important thing I think you can do [to manage up] is to be open and transparent with your manager, especially if you have bad news. A lot of people don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but the more you delay in sharing such information, the bigger the negative impact can be."

November 11, 2019
Innovative Careers for Ph.D.s workshop

And other insights from the recent Innovative Careers for Ph.D.s workshop, hosted by Duke I&E and co-sponsored by The Graduate School.

November 8, 2019
Alvan Ukachukwu

Driven by first-hand experience, Alvan Ukachukwu came to Duke to investigate how to help his home country of Nigeria overcome limited health-care resources.

November 6, 2019
2019-2020 academic-year fellowships

For the 2019-2020 academic year, the Duke Graduate school awarded 356 competitive fellowships to incoming and continuing Ph.D. students, totaling more than $5.5 million. Take a look at some of the recipients and their research.

November 6, 2019

The Women Mentoring Women initiative facilitates relationships between researchers beyond the academy and women-identified graduate students and postdocs. The initiative is the brainchild of a 2019 Emerging Leaders Institute team.

October 30, 2019

With support from the Professional Development Grant, PhD students in the English department hosted a panel of recent graduates who found jobs beyond the tenure track. Read on for five key insights.

October 29, 2019
Old Chemistry, temporary home to The Graduate School

Starting Monday, November 4, The Graduate School will temporarily move to the third floor of the Old Chemistry Building.