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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, February 28, 2017
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    A Social Sciences PhD’s Career Path in Consulting

    Learn how alumnus William Choi navigated a path from academia to consulting after receiving his Ph.D. in Economics from Duke. Dr. Choi began his career as a Senior Consultant at Micronomics/InteCap before transitioning to a role as Economist with Econ One Research Inc. He is currently Managing Director with AlixPartners in the San Francisco Bay area. 

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017
    1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    Cover Letter Workshop for Graduate Students

    According to employers, job applicants who write persuasive cover letters can surge ahead in the competition for interviews. In this workshop you will learn a powerful structure for your cover letters and how to make explicit the fit between what you bring and what the employer wants.

News & Views

Getting Started on the Right Foot

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