As parents, your student's future is extremely important to you. Below are a few things to think about as you encourage and support your student, and some information about programs, services and resources your student can access at the Career Center and beyond.
A Welcome from the Director
Dear Parents, The professional development of students within the context of a liberal arts university like Duke is too often a challenging conversation today. Parents and students want to know what they can do to ensure “a great opportunity at graduation.” The good news is there is a great deal a student can do. The bad news is that the advice changes for each student and the advice for how parents need to operate to be supportive is also varied. My goal is to provide you with a little information and some general advice that will start you thinking about your daughter or son and how you can assist them to grow “without driving the bus.”
Your son or daughter is encouraged to begin a relationship with the Career Center soon after arriving and settling in at Duke. We offer students a range of career services, signature events, internship programs, and online tools and resources throughout their entire time as students and for four years after graduation. We encourage you to be involved with your child's career exploration and decisions by encouraging the development of a personal Board of Advisors with many sources of advice and insight including you. Board of Advisors
We regularly host events for parents during occasions like New Student Orientation and Parent and Family Weekend and invite you to attend. Parents & Families Website