Career Center

Online Tools & Resources

Use these key Career Center tools:
Duke eRecruiting (Job and internship postings for Duke students with a company and contact directory)
The Versatile Ph.D. (Advice and examples of career options beyond academia)
CareerBeam (Interactive tools to help with your career search from initial curiosity  to final negotiation)

Network to learn from professionals in the field:
DukeConnect
Duke University Alumni Network on LinkedIn
Duke University Graduate School Group on LinkedIn
Alternative PhD Careers LinkedIn Group
PhD Careers Outside of Academia
Vitae, The Chronicle of Higher Education Career Hub

Become Familiar with Resources Available at Duke:
Graduate School Professional Development
Graduate School Selected Career Resources

Investigate Your Options
Social Sciences and Humanities
Columbia’s Non-Academic Career Options for Social Sciences and Humanities PhDs
Syracuse’s Resources for Social Sciences and Humanities PhDs
Anne Mitchell Whisnant’s “Resources for an Expansive Job Search: Humanities & Social Sciences”
Selloutyoursoul(A career guide for lost humanities majors)
#alt-academy (List of people/titles in alternative academic careers)
Career Alternatives for Art Historians (Many of these are relevant to other disciplines, too)

STEM
Columbia’s Non-Academic Career Options for STEM PhDs
Syracuse’s Resources for STEM PhDs
Science Careers
Nature Jobs Board
my IDP – Individual Development Plan