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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, February 4, 2021
    4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

    Discovering New Paths: A Talk and Workshop with Author Christopher Caterine, Ph.D.

    Talking about academic work with people outside your field is hard--and it often gets harder as you become more expert. For the vast majority of scholars, this problem is bigger than surviving an awkward holiday dinner. Most of us eventually hawk our academic wares to employers who have little understanding of what work in the lab or library is like. In this talk, Christopher Caterine, author of Leaving Academia: A Practical Guide, will discuss how you can use informational interviews to explore new careers, practice translating your skills, and prepare to convey your value to employers beyond the professoriate.

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Getting Started on the Right Foot

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