Career Exploration

Explore Your Options

Learn About Yourself

Self inquiry is a thoughtful process of discovering yourself through reflection on past experiences and acknowledging patterns in your interests, habits and strengths. This process is the foundation that informs your overall direction and is critical in order to make decisions about your future.

Learn About Yourself, Majors and Careers
There are multiple pathways available to you, no matter your interests. We can help you explore your interests and opportunities for you here on campus and beyond.

Learn About Careers

Career Research
Career research is the process of identifying and utilizing resources to help you define your professional goals. While you are constantly collecting information, be intentional and take note of what you learn. Explore by industry. Learn about popular websites, gain insights from Duke alumni, and receive advice for how to get your foot in the door from career counselors.

What can I do with this Major?
Use this collection of information sheets on hundreds of academic majors to see outlines of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities.

Connect with Alumni
More than 5,000 Duke alums have offered to share their advice about jobs and careers, particular geographic areas, stages of life and graduate education. Search the Duke Alumni Directory to find alums whose experiences match your interests or curiosity and reach out to introduce yourself.


Interstride–A one-stop-shop that empowers international students.
Using data-driven technology, Interstride is a career portal that provides international students with all the resources they need to transition and thrive in their educational journey abroad. Includes: global career opportunities, visa and immigration support, student resources and services, networking and mentorship, webinars and workshops.

Access Campus Resources

Duke University Career Center

  • All Undergraduate Students
  • All Ph.D. Students
  • Graduate Students in Duke Engineering and The Graduate School
  • Masters Students in the BioStatistics Program
  • Masters Students in the Divinity School
  • Alumni of these segments

Duke Law

  • Law School Students
  • Law School Alumni

Duke University School of Medicine

  • Physician Assistant Students
  • Physical Therapist Students  
  • Pathologist Assistant Students
  • Ophthamic Technician Students

Duke University School of Nursing

  • Nursing Students

Duke University Office of Postdoctoral Services

  • Postdoctorate Appointees

Fuqua School of Business

  • Master of Management Studies Students
  • Master of Business Administration Students
  • Fuqua Alumni

Sanford School of Public Policy

  • Public Policy Undergraduate Students
  • Public Policy Graduate Students

Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University

  • Master of Environmental Management Students
  • Master of Forestry Students