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The Graduate School and Duke University want to be more than just a memory that you look back on with fondness. We want to provide you with career services, lifelong learning opportunities, and ways to engage with other alumni, the university, our faculty, and our students. In short, we want to be a supportive community that you can turn to at each stage of your journey after you leave Duke.


News for Alumni

Alumni Profiles Series: Melissa Keenan

October 21, 2020
Melissa Keenan, Ph.D.

"I’m really glad that I took the time to make sure that a Ph.D. is what I wanted to do for my career. The experiences that I had outside of academia prior to graduate school were hugely beneficial for me because they helped me to better define my goals and understand how a graduate education would help me to achieve them. At this point, I feel confident about my professional standing, but I also wish I had conducted a more thorough job search in Durham. It’s a great place!"

Alumni Profiles Series: Amy Blawas

October 14, 2020
Amy Blawas, Ph.D.

"For me, the most important thing in my life was my family and my job was always supportive of that. Understand what your priorities are and make them happen. Don’t worry too much about levels or job titles, just do what makes you happy and the rewards will come."

Alumni Profiles Series: Virginie A. Duzer

October 6, 2020
Virginie A. Duzer

"With my undergraduates, I am handling diversity in all its complexity. It is my job to guide someone, with the help of French Arts and Literature, through this definitive moment in their life, whether or not we have anything in common. And that’s the beauty of it!"