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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. 



  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    9:00 am to 10:30 am

    The Academic Interview - STEM

    In this session, a panel of Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill faculty members in the sciences and engineering will discuss the interview process for faculty jobs, including the campus visit, the job talk/chalk talk, and typical interview questions. | Panelists: Damaris Lorenzo, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology at UNC Chapel Hill; Ann Marie Pendergast, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke; Amanda Randles, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke; John Willis, PhD, Professor of Biology at Duke

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

    Inside Graduate Admissions: An Introduction for Future Faculty

    To help future faculty members promote transparency and accountability, Posselt shares concrete strategies to improve graduate admissions review. This session will include ample opportunities for questions and conversation.

News & Views

Learning Etiquette for Dinner—and Professional Life

October 11, 2017
Etiquette Dinner at Maggiano’s Little Italy

The dinner table is the best place to make new friends and build your social network. An intimate etiquette dinner with alumni helped Pathology students grow more confident and prepared before entering the professional world.

Getting Started on the Right Foot

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