Career Center

Alumni

Career Services for Alumni

Graduates from the last four years
If you have earned a degree from a program served by the Career Center within the last four years, you are invited to continue using our services. When given the choice, select "undergraduate" or "graduate" to correspond with the degree you received from Duke.
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Graduates from beyond four years
All graduates of Duke University are supported throughout their lives by the Duke Alumni Association Career Network and Experience for Alumni, a job board specifically for Dukies. 
Duke Alumni Association Career Network
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To learn more about any of these opportunities, contact Anne Lyford, Associate Director of Employer Relations, by email or phone (919-660-1058).

Career Conferences and Programs at Duke
The Fannie Mitchell Exchange is an event that gathers dozens of Duke alumni back to campus to share their wisdom and experience with current students.  It’s an opportunity for students of all years to explore and learn more about a wide variety of careers all in one place. The relationships that begin at the Exchange help students as they step into the real world. The conference is one of many programs throughout the year for students to learn from alumni, parents and friends of Duke.

Connect Duke and Students with Hiring Managers
Connect Duke and Duke students with HR contacts; whether at your company or another.  Share your connections by introducing the Career Center to others who may be interested in connecting with Duke and Duke talent.

Experts in Residence
The Expert in Residence program features accomplished professionals who come to Duke to share specialized knowledge and provide career advice to students over a two-day visit. The program stimulates new ideas and provides advising for students who are searching for career directions and advice to help launch their own careers. We appreciate your recommendations for excellent Experts in Residence.

Hire Duke Talent
Duke graduates are among the most talented young professionals out there. Duke’s commitment to experiential learning, coupled with career center services and alumni outreach programs, make the quality and availability of these connections easy to establish.

Duke has an online system that helps undergraduate and graduate students explore career opportunities, research, and network with employers, and apply for internships and full-time positions—all in one seamless platform. By posting your job opportunities with eRecruiting, you will be advertising your job with the best talent available. Reach into the Duke community for your next hire. 

Host or Attend a Career/Networking Event
These events provide opportunities to connect with employers and other Dukies on both a personal and professional level. By hosting an event, you will provide a space for these interactions and connections to take place.

Join the LinkedIn Duke University Alumni Network
We encourage students to join the Duke University Alumni Network on LinkedIn.com as a way to explore careers and find professionals who would be willing to spend a few minutes discussing their own career path and decisions. Over 15,000 Duke Alumni are already participants who connect with each other, participate in discussions, and share career resources.
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Join DukeConnect
The best resource Duke students and alumni have is alumni who understand where they’ve been and can offer advice on where they’re going.  DukeConnect is a database for Duke alumni and students to search for and connect with alumni who are willing to give career, life-stage, and other general advice. 

DukeConnect is not an employment database, it is simply a resource intended to bring the Duke community together in a forum of ideas, advice, and common interests. To make this resource as beneficial as possible, we need your help to build the most diverse volunteer community possible. 
For more information, visit www.dukeconnect.com.

Partner with Faculty to Create Capstones and Find Talent
We will help you connect with faculty partners to create capstone initiatives or a practicum.  One of Duke’s strengths is its interdisciplinary approach to learning –the possibilities are endless. Talk to us about ideas you would like to explore.

Post Internships and Summer Jobs
Internships are a great way to get exposure to careers and develop important skills. Employers continue to value the experience that internships provide as they look at entry-level hiring, and more companies are investing in and offering internship programs each year. If you know of internships with your company, or have an idea to create an experiential opportunity for a student, we encourage you to contact the Career Center.

Hiring Interns Webinar!
Considering adding an internship program to your business? Watch this webinar and learn just how. This presentation takes you through why you should take on an intern and navigates you through the initial first steps of planning, interviewing and hiring and towards the implementation of a sucessful internship program. Great resource for Duke alums seeking to hire and inspire current Duke students!

Shadowing and Mentoring
Many students evaluate career options and industries by finding a mentor and shadowing that person. Shadowing and mentoring come in many forms, from formal opportunities to simply spending a day at the office. Mentors can help students gain insight into the realities of jobs, learn the lingo, build networks, and focus their career goals. 
For more information on volunteering for shadowing or mentoring, please register directly in DukeConnect.

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