Graduate School Workshop Series for Master’s Students

Each semester, The Graduate School offers several workshops specifically designed for students in the school’s research master’s programs as part of the Professional Development Series. Master’s students are also welcome at most other events offered as part of the Professional Development Series.

Upcoming Master's Student Workshops

More Events for Master's Students

10 Other Professional Development Resources for Master's Students

Students in research master’s programs in The Graduate School can take advantage of many Duke programs and resources to support their career and professional development. Here are some of the top resources of interest to master’s students offered by The Graduate School and campus partners.

1. The Duke Career Center is an excellent first stop, particularly for those students who are considering a summer internship. Get started with the Career Center’s guide to internships.

2. Leverage the power of LinkedIn and the Duke Alumni Network to find alumni who may be able to help you grow your network and explore career options. Not sure which alum can help you? Try using the new Ask a Blue Devil tool.

3. In collaboration with the The Graduate School, Thompson Writing Studio offers writing support for graduate students, including individual writing consultations.

4. To seek funds for research materials and supplies or research/conference travel, apply for the annual Dean's Research Award for Master's Students.

5. Students who will be working closely with a faculty mentor can benefit from the resources of the Cultivating a Culture of Mentoring website.

6. The Professional Development Series focuses on transferable skills and the full range of career paths available to master’s- and PhD-prepared professionals.


7. Teaching IDEAS workshops focus on topics relevant to classroom teaching, dealing with students, or faculty life and career paths.

8. The Emerging Leaders Institute, offered each spring, aims to increase participants’ competencies in communication, leadership, self-awareness, professional adaptability, and interdisciplinary teamwork.

9. The Professional Development Grant provides up to $2,000 for discipline-specific professional development activities hosted by departments and programs. Proposals are due October 15 each year.

10. Read about your colleagues’ professional development and contribute a post of your own to the Professional Development Blog.


Melissa Bostrom, PhD
Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development
Duke University Graduate School