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The Duke Career Center hosts numerous events and programs throughout the year for students. The listings below highlight some signature events, but are not exhaustive. Dates and links for registration will be added when available.

EVENTS OVERVIEW

Student & Employer Diversity Symposium
Designed to help connect students with employers interested in hiring diverse candidates, student panel followed by casual networking. (September)

TechConnect
Employer panel discussion followed by casual networking, co-sponsored by the Pratt School of Engineering and Department of Computer Science. (September)
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Fall Career Fair
Duke’s largest career fair with employers from many sectors including business, technology, education, nonprofit, and government. (September)

Mock Interview Day for Undergraduate Students
Practice your interviewing skills and get valuable feedback from actual recruiters! Mock interviews will last 30-45 minutes and include a post-interview discussion and critique.
The interviews offered will be behavioral. Please be aware that Mock Interview Day is for undergraduates seeking employment in companies or organizations, not for professional school interview preparation. (September/January)

Ignite Your Internship Search
A unique, high-energy event where you will discover internships with leading-edge employers in fields including technology, public affairs, social enterprise, consulting, research, start-ups, marketing and more. In addition, you will hear recruiters' and Duke alums' top advice on conducting a successful search across all industries. Afterwards, please join us for a casual meet-and-greet with the participating employers over light refreshments. (November)

Duke Entertainment, Media, Arts Network (DEMAN) Weekend
Meet and connect with alumni working in the arts here on campus. (November)
Also connect with DEMAN on Facebook and LinkedIn: "Duke DEMAN" + alumni.duke.edu

North Carolina Master's & Ph.D. Career Fair
Collaboration between six outstanding NC graduate schools to showcase their advanced degree candidates in all disciplines (November)
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TechConnect
Employer panel discussion followed by casual networking, co-sponsored by the Pratt School of Engineering and Department of Computer Science. (January)
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Diversity Networking Dinner  
The Diversity Networking Dinner and the reception following is designed to connect undergraduate and graduate students with companies who are looking to further diversify their organization. Companies attending are actively building their campus brand and/or recruiting for internships, full-time opportunities and fellowships. (January)

Unique, high-energy event where you will discover internships with leading-edge employers in fields including technology, public affairs, social enterprise, consulting, research, start-ups, marketing, and more. In addition you will hear recruiters' and Duke alums' top advice on conducting a successful search across all industries. Afterwards, please join us for a casual meet-and-greet with the participating employers over light refreshments.

Career & Summer Opportunities Fair
Put together for undergraduate and graduate students from all majors and departments to meet employers searching to fill internships and full-time positions. Professional attire preferred. (January)

Duke Career Center Secrets to Success: Class of 2021 Edition
Attend this event to discover the secrets to success for the next four years at Duke and beyond! A panel of Duke students, an active recruiter at Duke, and Bill Wright-Swadel, Fannie Mitchell Executive Director of the Duke University Career Center, will be answering first-years' most relevant and frequently asked questions. What do YOU want to know? **This program is designed specifically for first-year students. Food and beverages will be served! (January)

Practice Interview Day for Undergraduate Students, hosted by the Career Ambassador Team (CATs)
Brush up on your interview skills as you begin applying for internships and full-time jobs and/or campus leadership roles. Get practice and honest feedback when it comes to presenting yourself professionally. Mock interviews will last 30 minutes, and will include a post-interview discussion and critique. (January)

Veteran's Grad School Virtual Career Fair
The virtual fair allows veterans, active duty personnel and military dependents to meet with graduate institutions to discuss their programs, admissions criteria and educational benefits. Login from anywhere, chat online with admissions reps, and get graduate school questions answered. (February)

DC IMPACTlink (formerly MetroLink DC)
An opportunity for juniors, seniors, and graduate students from Duke University, University of Virginia, Brown University, Swarthmore College and Yale University to interview with employers from the metropolitan Washington area with a focus on public policy, government, think tanks, nonprofit organizations, and media.  Online applications will be due on February 1, 2016 (11:59pm) through the DC IMPACTlink website.  Look for opportunities to be posted in January. (February)

Georgetown University’s Government and Nonprofit Expo
Georgetown University’s annual Government and Nonprofit Career Fair draws top employers recruiting for interns and full-time candidates in a wide range of fields in the government and nonprofit sectors. Learn more about careers in government and nonprofit and network with employers. The EXPO is not open to the public. Only students (undergraduate and graduate) or degreed alumni from Duke University, NYU, UVA, Richmond, Georgetown, the College of William & Mary, Yale, and Swarthmore College are invited to attend. (February)

StartupConnect
Learn about 30+ startup companies who will bring experience, advice and opportunities to students seeking internships and full-time jobs. Immediately following the introductions will be a networking event.  Many of the startup founders and representatives are Duke alumni and several are from local organizations. (February)

Career Boot Camp for First-Years
A one-day program in which students will learn to identify and articulate values and interests as well as think strategically about career planning and decision making. The day includes workshops, guest speakers, a panel discussion by Duke seniors and much more!  Food will be provided. (February)

Diversity Virtual Career Fair
The Diversity Virtual Career Fair is a one-day, online career fair for diverse candidates including both students and alumni. This fair offers the opportunity to connect with employers who are seeking candidates from all academic backgrounds and levels These employers represent a range of career fields. Attend the fair from anywhere! (March)

InternMix
Student to student intern advice in a fun, casual environment. In 2016, students met with individuals who have interned with companies such as Google, Nike, Twitter, Microsoft, Amazon, AstraZeneca, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, General Motors, FOX Sports, Deloitte, CISCO Systems, the Clinton Foundation, Oliver Wyman, Capital One, USA Today, and many more! (February)

GCC Master's & Ph.D. Virtual Career Fair
Save valuable time and meet employers online in virtual chat sessions. Sponsored by the Graduate Career Consortium. (March)

SEC/ACC Virtual Career Fair
Save valuable time, meet employers online in virtual chat sessions. (April)

Just-in-Time Career Fair
Specifically designed for those students seeking summer internships and full-time positions after graduation. Co-sponsored by Duke's Fuqua School of Business, Nicholas School of the Environment, Sanford School of Public Policy, School of Law, and Energy Initiative.  (April)

Ready, Set, Intern!
Attend to learn firsthand from previous interns and representatives from organizations with competitive internship programs. Hear from the panel how to maximize success and avoid common mistakes during your summer experience.  (April)

PROGRAMS

Academic Job Search Series
Learn skills and networking preparation for work in academia, co-sponsored by The Graduate School and Office of Postdoctoral Studies
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On-Campus Recruiting
Many ways employers connect with students on campus, including seven career fairs
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Careers Beyond Academia Series
Learn skills and networking preparation for work in industry, co-sponsored by The Graduate School and Office of Postdoctoral Studies
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Fannie Mitchell Expert in Residence Program
Visiting experts in a wide variety of fields give a campus talk and meet individually with students to provide career advice

Duke Career Center Internship Funding Program
Funding opportunity for unpaid or underpaid undergraduate internships (February)
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Skills Workshops
Focused career development workshops including resume, curriculum vitae, cover letter, networking, job search and interviewing