Professional development doesn’t always have to feel like work

 March 23, 2014

Work/Play matrix

Sometimes it’s a relaxed, engaging conversation over a meal with interesting folks.

Sometimes it means getting together with a group of peers to share experiences and support.

Sometimes it will have you tapping into your creative side for improvisational fun and games.


Graduate Student Appreciation Week starts on Monday, and the Office of Graduate Student Affairs has been busy planning a week of programming to acknowledge the tremendous contributions that graduate students make to Duke. Take a little time to check out some of the professional development events that focus on personal growth, social interaction and support:

  • Alumni Lunches: come enjoy lunch at the Graduate School and hang out with recent alumni in an informal setting. Register now for one of the following:

Basic Medical Sciences, Tuesday, March 25, 12:00-1:30pm

Humanities and Social Sciences, Wednesday, March 26, 12:00-1:30pm

Engineering and Natural Sciences, Thursday, March 27, 12:00-1:30pm



Abbie Langston is a PhD candidate in the Graduate Program in Literature and an intern in the Office of Graduate Student Affairs.