"You, as a really smart person who is now getting their Ph.D. at Duke, can go into any corporation in American and learn the subject matter. That’s not the hard part. The hard part is: can you know how to work in an organization? Do you know how to get things done? Can you manage work and people? And I actually found that my training as a Ph.D. helped me with that."
The Graduate School's Professional Development Grant funds up to $2,000 in discipline-specific professional development activities at the department and program level. If you've got an idea that would benefit you and your colleagues, read on to learn strategies for success in competing for this funding by the October 15 deadline.
Interested in gaining unique teaching experience beyond traditional undergraduate curricula? Brinnae Bent, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, shares how her experience designing and teaching a course through the Duke Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) sparked a passion for teaching and community outreach.
What is a Medical Science Liaison (MSL), and how can graduate students interested in this career path prepare? Heather Vita, Ph.D. '04 (Pharmacology) shares advice on training opportunities that can help you break into the field and shares potential career advancement opportunities for MSLs.
How can you use your interdisciplinary degree to open doors along career paths? On a warm evening in March, graduate students gathered to learn from four successful interdisciplinary doctoral degree-holders in completely different career paths.