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Being a graduate student is hard work, so at the Duke University Graduate School we work hard to make it easier for students to have access to resources needed to achieve their scholarly, personal, and professional goals. We are your advocate and your service provider, and we are committed to helping you become an active participant in the Duke University community.  If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions about your experience at Duke, let us know. 

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  • Thursday, November 29, 2018
    11:00 am to 11:45 am

    Speed Networking with Duke Alumni

    Meet distinguished alumni who serve Duke as part of The Graduate School's Board of Visitors through this speed networking opportunity. Whether you're interested in connecting with professionals in industry, startup, government, or academia, you'll meet leaders in these fields. This event has reached its enrollment limit.

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Post-Ph.D. Financial Success: How to Prepare for and Navigate Your Transition (Webinar)

    Start your next job on the right foot by successfully navigating your financial transition out of your Ph.D. training. Discuss everything from moving expenses to higher taxes to your possible new financial priorities like student loan repayment, retirement savings, and buying a home. You’ll leave the webinar with a list of concrete action steps to take and pitfalls to avoid whether you’ve just accepted a job offer or are still a year or more away from looking for a job.

  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    A Career in Academia, Industry, and Government: Lunch and Learn with Michael Kurilla, MD, PhD ‘85

    Join Dr. Michael Kurilla to learn insights from his career path through academia, industry, and government and join in informal conversation about his transitions between these sectors. Dr. Kurilla is currently Director of the Division of Clinical Innovation at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Division at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

News & Views

Alumni Profiles Series: Arjun Rallapalli

November 7, 2018
Headshot of Arjun Rallapalli

"Having worked in an industrial company before my Ph.D., I always thought about returning to do research afterwards. At DISI, I interacted with people from different disciplines and learned about the career in management consulting. It opened the world of consulting to me and changed my track."

Getting Started on the Right Foot

Here are a couple videos to help new graduate students hit the ground running.