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To-Do List for New Alumni

As you wrap up your time at Duke and prepare for the next stage of  your life and career, here are some simple steps to keep your connection to Duke strong and to take advantage of  all the resources the university offers its alumni.

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Make sure we can reach you

Update your contact information at While there, get your alumni card, set up your email address, find events in your region, and check out all the benefits of  being a Duke alum.

Star in a graduate alumni spotlight

A current student would interview you for a Q&A on The Graduate School website.

Become a regional Graduate School volunteer

Help plan alumni activities and provide a voice for graduate student alumni.

Serve as a career adviser for graduate students

Share your professional insights with current students.

Complete our survey for new graduates

You should have received an email survey from Francisco Ramos at The Graduate School. Please complete it, as your response will help us enhance our programs.

Follow us on social media

Keep up with news from The Graduate School. See

Use Duke’s career resources

Pay it forward

Many of the opportunities and resources available during your time at Duke exist because of gifts from our alumni. As you transition from students to alumni, we invite you to become a part of this cycle of giving back with a gift of any amount of your choosing to The Graduate School’s Annual Fund, which will directly go to support current Ph.D. students in their endeavors.


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