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Orientation Week

The Graduate School's fall 2021 orientation for new students is set for August 17. More details will be announced as plans are finalized. Check gradschool.duke.edu/orientation for updates.

     
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Commencement 2021

See photos and videos from the school's in-person and virtual celebrations of its graduates in May 2021. Also, see information about the make-up hooding ceremony in September 2021 for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 Ph.D. cohorts.

     
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Senior Leadership Series

In this series of faculty- and student-facilitated conversations, Graduate School alumni who are in executive-level positions discuss how their graduate training prepared them for their careers and inflluences their work.

 

All Events

  • Thursday, August 12, 2021
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Cultivating Your Network of Mentors, Sponsors and Collaborators (Webinar)

    This webinar will help you map your mentoring network, identify your unmet needs, and plan how to expand your existing network to meet your needs. This free webinar is provided through Duke's institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Supporting Trans* Scholars (Webinar)

    In this webinar, Dr. D-L Stewart will address the key questions and strategies needed to support trans* scholars, but also to reform and transform how we consider gender in the academy. Through discussion of institutional systems and processes, career advancement, microaggressions, and trans* resilience, attendees will gain greater insight into how they and their institutions can support trans* scholars. This free webinar is provided through Duke's institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

  • Friday, August 27, 2021
    12:00 pm to 12:45 pm

    What Can I Do with a Graduate Degree? Identifying My Transferable Skills

    This workshop will help you identify the transferable skills you’ve already developed in graduate school or your postdoc experience, brainstorm opportunities to continue growing your skills, and connect with tools to help you plan for further development.

  • Wednesday, September 1, 2021
    12:00 pm to 12:45 pm

    Research Tools for Exploring Your Career Options

    Turn your research acumen to the task of exploring your career options. This workshop will introduce key tools that help you identify potential career alignment opportunities and learn about them in depth.

  • Thursday, September 9, 2021
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Overcoming Academic Perfectionism (Webinar)

    In this webinar, perfectionists will unite to get clear about the causes and consequences of excessive perfectionism; the features of academic life that intensify perfectionism; strategies to identify when your perfectionism is at work, assess whether it is useful or debilitating, and adjust your standards and behavior accordingly; and the secret to finding real satisfaction in every step of the writing process. This free webinar is provided through Duke's institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

  • Thursday, September 9, 2021
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    RCR Forum: Cultivating a Culture of Mentoring: A Workshop for Graduate Students (GS716.02)

    How can you establish supportive mentoring relationships? What is the role of good mentoring in your success as a graduate student? Join in the conversation in this interactive workshop. The goal of the session is to empower members of the graduate student community to become partners in the mentoring process, making it a deeply rooted part of the Duke experience.

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