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Professional Development Events

  • Monday, September 16, 2019
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Leveraging Your Strengths

    Using the CliftonStrengths assessment, this workshop will help you explore a new way to talk about your skills. We will investigate strategies for communicating your strengths to others, the challenges that your strengths might pose for you, and ways you can use information about your strengths to thrive in a team setting. All participants will receive a free CliftonStrengths assessment to complete prior to the workshop; registration closes September 8 at 11:59 pm.

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    10:00 am to 11:30 am

    Effective Networking for Graduate Students and Postdocs

    We have all heard that networking is essential for your career but many of us aren't sure how to go about it effectively. In this workshop, you will learn strategies to help you network more successfully in the U.S. across all types of industries, including academia. We will practice using online tools to make contact with new people and to also maintain your relationships over time.

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

    Date Night with Data: Exploring Careers in Data Analytics and Data Science

    This multi-company networking event will provide you with a great opportunity to talk with employers to learn more about data analytics and data science within their organizations as well as trends in their industries. Register to attend this event to talk with representatives, learn about available and future job opportunities, and share your resume.

  • Friday, September 20, 2019
    10:00 am to 11:15 am

    Speed Networking with Duke Alumni

    Whether you're interested in meeting professionals in industry, startup, government, or academia, you'll find leaders in these sectors among the members of The Graduate School's Board of Visitors. This group advises the Dean of The Graduate School and helps to support and promote the mission of the school. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet these members in a speed-networking context. Registration closes Wednesday, September 11 at 11:59 pm.

  • Friday, September 20, 2019
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Conflict Resolution in Professional Relationships

    In this interactive workshop, learn effective strategies for dealing with conflict in professional relationships. You will also learn about resources on campus to help with handling conflict, difficult conversations, and relationship concerns.

  • Monday, September 23, 2019
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    The Diversity Statement

    Increasing numbers of colleges and universities are requiring a Diversity Statement as part of the application process for faculty positions. What are committee members' expectations for this statement, and how should you go about crafting one? In this workshop combining interactive exercises, best practices and real-world examples, Dr. Francisco Ramos will guide participants through the process of writing a diversity statement for the faculty job market.

  • Monday, September 23, 2019
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Cultivating a Culture of Mentoring: A Workshop for Graduate Students

    How can you establish supportive mentoring relationships? What is the role of good mentoring in your success as a graduate student? Join in the conversation in this interactive workshop. The goal of the session is to empower members of the graduate student community to become partners in the mentoring process, making it a deeply rooted part of the Duke experience

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    10:30 am to 3:00 pm

    TechConnect (for Computer Science and Engineering Disciplines)

    Each year, employer representatives, many of whom are Duke alumni, connect with Engineering and Computer Science students in an open, dynamic networking environment. Students come prepared with resumes to meet industry and tech representatives to learn about available employment opportunities, the characteristics employers seek, a realistic and insightful view of the job market, and career paths for students interested in engineering and technical careers.