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Professional Development Events

  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    9:30 am to 10:30 am

    Whitsell Innovations Medical Writing Internship Session: “The Scope of Medical Communications“

    Medical/Scientific Writing is one of the fastest-growing careers for PhDs in the sciences. The presentation will provide an overview of careers for PhDs who are interested in combining their scientific acumen and writing skills. Dr. Ann Winter-Vann (PhD '04), Senior Writer at Whitsell Communications, will address medical writing for pharmaceutical, biotech, and device companies as well as how industry clients use medical writers to share clinical data in manuscripts, training materials, and presentations.

  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Spring Engineering + Computing Showcase

    The Spring Engineering + Computing Showcase is a unique networking event where graduate and undergraduate students share individual or team projects with leading tech-industry employers such as IBM, Microsoft, NetApp, SAP, NVIDIA, Stryker and Google. Register a project by December 13.

  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Job Application Materials Lab

    In this hands-on lab, you will have the opportunity to work on common job application materials such as a resume, CV, cover letter, and/or statements. You will receive tips, examples, and feedback in order to enhance your documents during the session.

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

    Finding Funding: A Workshop for Social Sciences and Humanities Graduate Students

    Seeking a fellowship or grant to support your research? Need dissertation support? Take this opportunity to learn how to search for funding by using Duke's subscription to Pivot.  In class you'll create an account, update your profile, and plan a search strategy, leading to a short-list of likely funders. This workshop is offered by the Office of Research Support and is open exclusively to Graduate School students in humanities and social sciences disciplines.

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    9:30 am to 11:00 am

    Handling Difficult Conversations

    Difficult conversations are a part of our professional careers, so to be successful in them we must learn, practice and hone the skills necessary for this type of work.  As with many aspects of life, the more you practice the more confident you will be in handling difficult conversations.  In this workshop participants will learn how to actively bring their concerns to the table with the goal of working toward the best win-win scenario for everyone. 

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    10:00 am to 3:00 pm

    Career Fair Backstage Pass

    Join us for a backstage view of the career fair in action! You will be able to ask your last-minute questions, get tips on making a positive and professional first impression, get an overview of how to navigate the fair, orient yourself using our Digital Career Fair guide, and access employer information.

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    10:00 am to 3:00 pm

    Spring Career Fair

    Meet representatives from over 60 companies from a wide variety of industries.

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Careers in Academic Administration

    What career opportunities are available within colleges and universities beyond faculty and teaching-focused roles? Learn about the landscape of careers in higher education administration.