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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



  • Monday, January 14, 2019
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Advanced Time Management for Graduate Students

    This workshop will equip you with strategies to understand your strengths in managing short- and long-term goals. You will also learn ways to build new habits and break with old ones to ensure your success.

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Pump Up Your Professionalism

    Come to a fun, interactive and intimate session led by Certified Etiquette Trainer (CET) Ms. Sharon Hill. Learn essential networking skills such as the power of a handshake, the magic of eye contact, the secrets of small talk, and how to give and receive a business card.

News & Views

Alumni Profiles Series: Arjun Rallapalli

November 7, 2018
Headshot of Arjun Rallapalli

"Having worked in an industrial company before my Ph.D., I always thought about returning to do research afterwards. At DISI, I interacted with people from different disciplines and learned about the career in management consulting. It opened the world of consulting to me and changed my track."

Getting Started on the Right Foot

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