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!

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  • Internship Wordle

    Learn more about internships and experience

    Start with some resources developed for Duke students!

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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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    Get In Touch With Your Career Center

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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?

Feb 12, 2015

Meredith Conte, ‘99 discusses career paths in journalism and what it takes create a successful career in media.

All Duke students pursue business, law or medical school, right?
Wrong.

Meredith Conte discusses her non-traditional career path in media that began in politics and public relations, transitioned to marketing with Discovery and National Geographic, and is now broadcasting at Gannett. Success in marketing is all about being creative, curious, and willing to step out of your comfort zone. Check out her professional stats and Q&A below.

Degree: BA, Public Policy; Marketing & Management Certificate
Current Employer: Gannett Broadcasting 
Title: Vice President, Marketing
City, St: Washington, DC
LinkedIn Profile

Jan 29, 2015

Social media was created to help people connect, so it makes sense that it is strongly used by companies to find talent.  Recent data shows that 94% of recruiters use or plan to use social media for recruiting and 78% of recruiters have made hires through social media.  Moreover, the top social media tool used for recruitment is LinkedIn with a 94% usage rate.  But are YOU using it?  If this is a method that employers are using to seek talent, why wouldn’t you be using it too?  It can help you connect with employers across the globe or with an organization that is typically hard to reach = powerful. 

Here is a great infographic that provides valuable data regarding how social media is used in the job search and also highlights the forms of social media used:

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