Career Planning

  • Leadership Starts Here

    Find leadership learning opportunities at the Center for Leadership Development and Social Action.


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  • Connect with us to explore.

    Don't limit yourself to what you know!

    Connect with us to explore.  

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  • Internship Wordle

    Learn more about internships and experience

    Start with some resources developed for Duke students!

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  • Career Center Services and Resources

    See your career counselor to assess your values, skills, interests and personality and begin to develop and learn to tell your story.

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  • Drop-in Advising

    Drop-in Advising

    Drop-In Advising is the best way to get immediate and ongoing feedback on your resumes and other documents. Print your documents and stop by.

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Who We Are: 

Duke is a stepping stone to the future. Opportunities to explore interests and passions are converted through campus experiences into lifelong pursuits. As students join student groups, pursue academic paths, and examine career paths, Student Affairs is here to translate questions about the future into real options and clear choices.

Have You Heard?

Aug 28, 2014

Greetings Duke community,

I’m Ross Wade, a new assistant director at the Career Center; my portfolio area is media, arts and entertainment, and I’m so excited to join such an excellent team of career professionals!

Jul 03, 2014

My first internship was incredible. It didn’t start out that way, but I was able to turn it around. Here’s the thing. I like structure…okay…I love structure. My first internship? Zero structure. I was interning at a small documentary production company in New York City, working with an award winning filmmaker – she was a genius, and needed assistance, but wasn’t quite sure what to do with me. So the first couple of weeks I did a lot of grunt work. Getting coffee, organizing computer files, answering an email now and then…it was a snooze-fest, and I was getting frustrated because I didn’t feel like I was learning anything. I also worried that I was frustrating my supervisor because I wasn’t meeting her needs. It was total intern ambiguity, and I didn’t like it at all. But, like I said, I was able to turn it around – here’s how I did it.

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