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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. 



  • Thursday, June 1, 2017
    12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    An Introduction to Your Professional Development At Duke

    Whether you’re a new graduate student or in the later stages of your program, this workshop can help you get started with the career and professional development resources, programs, and opportunities available at Duke and beyond.

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    How Do You Lead People Who are Not Like You? Myers-Briggs Type and Leadership

    Have you ever wondered how your personality preferences shape the way you interact with other people? This interactive workshop will help you learn not only about your own behaviors and preferences but also how people with different personality types might perceive those behaviors and preferences, impacting your effectiveness as a leader, whether in the classroom or beyond.

  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017
    9:30 am to 11:00 am

    Conflict Resolution, with Rhonda Sutton, Ph.D.

    What strategies can you use to resolve conflict effectively? This workshop, led by Dr. Rhonda Sutton, will help you identify your preferred mode for handling conflict and learn how and when to use this approach successfully.

News & Views

Expansions to Ph.D. Student Support and Benefits

April 14, 2017

The Graduate School has announced several enhancements to its support and benefits for Ph.D. students, including expanded coverage of recreation fees, longer accommodation periods for childbirth and adoption, and higher allowances for stipend supplementation.

Getting Started on the Right Foot

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