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Job Search Group Advising for Master's Students

Job Search Group Advising for Master's Students: 5 Informative Working Sessions

Join the Duke Career Center for a 5-week in-person series from September 16th to October 21st (no meeting the week of Fall break) dedicated to job/internship searching led by career services professional staff!

This interdisciplinary group is designed for those actively searching for a job or internship this academic year. The goal is to create a supportive community in which students can develop skills and strategies, find and utilize resources, and build connections. 

Group Format: There will be instructional/educational components to this group, but a significant amount of time in meetings will be discussion. As such, there may be weeks we ask you to complete tasks/assignments in between sessions and then report out to the larger group. We are sensitive to the fact that you have classes, labs, writing, etc., so any tasks/assignments will typically be brief. The goal of these tasks is to provide practical application of skills learned throughout the sessions. 

Expectations: This is a five-week group which will meet every Friday from 11:30am-12:30pm beginning September 16th and ending on October 21st (no meeting the week of Fall break). We ask that you agree to participate in all five weeks. In the first meeting, we will ask you to help set the agenda for the remaining sessions. Your involvement in this process ensures the group is meeting your needs. Please come prepared to discuss your goals for participating in the group so that we have everyone's input. 

In this group setting, you will learn how to:

  • Develop effective job/internship search strategies
  • Connect with Duke alumni and other professionals
  • Create impactful application materials
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Utilize a decision-making process

For maximum benefit, participants should commit to meeting each session. Please note, there will be homework between sessions.

This event is sponsored by Duke Career Center. Questions? Contact Rachel Coleman, Director of Career Development and Education, at


Communication, Professional Development, Professionalism and Scholarly Integrity, Self Awareness