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Professional Development Events

  • Thursday, October 22, 2020
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Developing Business and Professional Skills for Graduate Students and Postdocs

    Business skills are necessary in most work settings and in a variety of roles. In this panel discussion with alumni, learn what skills are commonly sought by employers and why these skills are relevant. You will also leave with strategies for further developing these skills. This is part one of a two-part series.  This session will focus on business strategy, teamwork, and time management/delegation.

  • Thursday, October 22, 2020
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    The 2-Hour Job Search Workshop with Steve Dalton

    In this workshop, Fuqua career coach and The 2-Hour Job Search author Steve Dalton offers an exact process–rather than a series of tips–for effectively turning strangers into advocates, leading to more internal referrals and more job interviews. This session proposes an efficient alternative to hopelessly applying to online job postings by turning the difficult topic of networking into something finite and replicable.

  • Friday, October 23, 2020
    10:00 am to 10:45 am

    Shift Happens: How to Build Flexible Career Plans in Uncertain Times

    Now, more than ever, career planning should involve preparing for multiple possibilities. So how do you  prepare for your dream job but also devise plans B and C to keep multiple options open? This session will help you begin the process of exploring career options, identifying transferable skills, and determining a plan for organizing and taking next steps.

  • Saturday, October 24, 2020
    9:00 am to 10:00 am

    Job Searching Around the World: Beijing, China Edition

    Duke alumni will share their advice and strategies for a successful job search in China. The panelists will discuss hiring timelines, the role of networking, interviewing tips, and general advice on landing a role in China.

  • Monday, October 26, 2020
    10:00 am to 11:30 am

    Broadening Academic Horizons: European Postdoctoral Opportunities and Accreditation Systems

    Guest speakers Dr. Javier García Fernández, University of Coimbra, and Dr. Guillermo García-Contreras, University of Granada, will address postdoctoral opportunities in Spain and how to build a professional profile in the Humanities. With Spain as a case study, they will focus on strategies for Ph.D. students to make their C.V. and various academic accomplishments legible outside of the United States.

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Bass Digital Education Fellow Information Session

    Find out more about this fellowship, which offers students an opportunity to collaborate on leading-edge projects in partnership with Duke faculty and to explore new digital technologies for teaching and learning.

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    20th Annual NC Master’s and Doctoral Virtual Career Fair

    Employers from various organizations recruiting for internship, full-time, and fellowships both domestic and international join virtually for this exciting event. This event is open to all master's and PhD students, postdocs, and graduate alumni. Duke students and alumni are encouraged to register by October 22 for priority in signing up for 10-minute time slots with employers and for virtual employer information sessions.