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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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  • Tuesday, July 12, 2022
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

    A Career Path in Industry Product Development: Coffee Chat with Anthony Geonnatti, Ph.D.

    Join us for an informal chat over coffee and tea with a Duke alum who’s crafted a career path in product development at Johnson & Johnson. As head of Future Self Care Research & Development, director and fellow Dr. Anthony Geonnatti serves as the R&D leader for the Future of Self Care Squad. He works in collaboration with commercial, R&D, and external innovation partners, conducting in-market experiments across dietary supplement, OTC, medical device, and prescription categories to extend Consumer Health’s capacity to innovate beyond existing brands and product formats.

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Professional Development Progress Lunch

    Summer is a wonderful time to make progress on your professional development goals. Join this informal lunchtime gathering to find community with graduate student colleagues from across disciplines as we share challenges and resources.

  • Thursday, July 14, 2022
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    The Art of Saying No (Webinar)

    Do you often say "yes" to requests without realizing the impact that the response will have on your time and productivity? Do you find yourself angry and resentful because you've said "yes" too often? You're not alone. In this webinar you will learn strategies you can implement immediately so you can add "no" to your vocabulary. This free webinar is provided through Duke's institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

News & Views

Getting Started on the Right Foot

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