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Your Professional Development Begins Today

No matter what your career plans are, your graduate school experience must encompass more than just coursework, research, presentations, and publications. The Graduate School provides programs, resources, and events to help you with every step along the way—from identifying potential career paths, to developing skills to compete for them, to managing your career. These opportunities will help prepare you for success in academia, business, entrepreneurship, government, and nonprofits. Professional development is not one workshop or one course; it is something you do throughout your time at Duke. So get started now.

Overview of professional development offerings from The Graduate School (PDF)


  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    Resume Workshop for Graduate Students

    What are the essential accomplishments to include in a resume? How do you identify the relevant qualifications that highlight the best of what you have to offer? Attend this workshop to learn about constructing a focused, tailored document that creates a compelling depiction of your significant skills and experiences.

  • Thursday, February 23, 2017
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Careers in Publishing for Humanities and Social Sciences

    Humanists and social scientists who enjoy reading and research can leverage their skills and interests in publishing. Our panelists will discuss the different roles available in the publishing industry, identify ways to gain experience and entry into the field, and share career advancement opportunities.


Alumni Profile Series: Tovah Klein

February 22, 2017

Dr. Tovah Klein received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duke. Known as the “The Toddler Whisperer,” Dr. Klein offers insights on her non-traditional path through academia and discusses the importance of balancing work and family.

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Check out all the professional development programs and events we have to offer.