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February 19, 2020
Matthew Woodworth, Ph.D., and Meagan Green Labunski, Ph.D.

See how two art historians transitioned out of the university and into the Uffizi by utilizing their Duke graduate training to build their own tour company.

February 12, 2020

"I settled on the Greek hero of Achilles as a metaphor for my thesis research. Like drug-resistant cancers, Achilles was stronger than his counterparts, but that strength also came with a hidden vulnerability—his heel—which his opponents would one day exploit. A picture of Achilles became my title slide and the myth formed the foundation of my talk."

February 6, 2020
Global Game Jam

Bass Digital Education Fellow Katya Gorecki brought a worldwide event to campus and helped students plug into the world of game development.

February 5, 2020
From published to read

So, you’ve gotten your research published in a journal, and you’ve made a new contribution to your field. Congratulations! But how do you make sure that people will actually read your work and engage with it?

January 29, 2020
Bioethics & Science Policy networking event

With support from The Graduate School’s Professional Development Grant, Bioethics & Science Policy students had the opportunity to develop networking skills and make meaningful connections with professionals from a variety of exciting fields.

January 28, 2020

How one group of graduate students created a network of support for first-generation students throughout Duke and beyond.

January 22, 2020
Joshua Almond, Ph.D.

Since completing his Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Joshua Almond has worked as a patent agent and financial advisor. Find out how he leveraged transferable skills to make two career transitions in five years.

January 15, 2020
Cynthia Hougum, Ph.D.

"The transition to industry is not as hard as you might expect because companies are looking for the same qualities that are important in graduate school. They are looking for strong foundational skills, a good work ethic, and the ability to meet deadlines and deliver projects. In some ways, it is actually easier to be successful in industry because the scope and goals of your research are more clearly defined."

January 10, 2020
Dean's Awards

The annual awards recognize outstanding efforts in mentoring, teaching, and creating an inclusive environment for graduate education at Duke.

January 8, 2020
Bernard Lamailloux, "femme debout sur une horloge - allégorie pour une personne qui attend"

“At the beginning of a new year, I implore you to resolve to take professional development seriously.  Start by practicing the habits of common decency, good manners and etiquette by attending events for which you register or RSVP!”