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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. 

Student Handbook



  • 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.

News & Views

Alumni Profiles Series: Louis D'Amico

October 16, 2019
Louis D'Amico, Ph.D.

Louis D'Amico earned his stripes analyzing zebrafish toxicity in industry following his Ph.D in Biology, landed the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship, and arrived at his current role as Senior Science Advisor at the US EPA. He tells the story of his career path in science policy.

Photos: 2019 Homecoming

October 13, 2019
Homecoming 2019

More than 200 Graduate School students, alumni, faculty, and staff attended the school's annual Homecoming reception.

Getting Started on the Right Foot

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