Career Center

Events

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

Prehealth Check-Up

The Prehealth Check-Up is designed to provide undergraduate prehealth students with an early exploration of the healthcare industry and career possibilities. This event is co-sponsored by Health Professions Advising and the Academic Advising Center. (September)
 

Practice Interview Sessions: Behavioral and Technical   (September)

Practice your interviewing skills and get valuable feedback from industry experts! Practice interviews will last 30-45 minutes and include a post-interview discussion and critique. All practice interviews will take place online.
[More information and registration for Behavioral Interviews]         [More information and registration for Technical Interviews]


TechConnect   (September)

Duke’s Fall TechConnect recruiting fair goes virtual!  Connect with employer recruiters and alumni at this signature Duke Engineering and Computing event.  Whether you are looking for a full-time job or an internship, TechConnect is a great place to start.  The biannual event (September/January) provides an opportunity for prospective employers from a variety of industries to meet with engineering and computer science students interested in working for their companies.
[More information (No student registration required)]

Virtual Fall Career Fair –Sponsored by Flow Traders   (September)

Our most popular career fair attracts companies across all industries including, but not limited to business, technology, engineering, education, and government. The fair is a great opportunity for employers, students, and Career Center staff to meet and discuss organizations and career opportunities. By participating in the fair, you will gain exposure to opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students across all majors and programs. [More information in CareerConnections]   [Registration required in CareerEco]

NC Autism Higher Education Collaborative Career Summit
October 9, 2020  11:00 - 3:30 p.m. EST

The summit is for students who identify as autistic/being on the autism spectrum across the entire state of North Carolina–all colleges and universities are welcome! This is an opportunity for employers to engage in neurodiversity recruiting. 
[Registration required]

Virtual Healthcare & Life Sciences Fair
Friday, October 30, 2020  1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Attend this fair to meet with organizations who have internships and professional level positions for undergraduate and graduate students. All programs and majors are welcome to participate, meet representatives and explore the opportunities available within the healthcare and life sciences industries.
[Registration required]

NC Master's & Doctoral Virtual Career Fair
October 29, 2020  12:00 - 5:00 p.m. EST

Employers from a wide variety of organizations recruiting for internship, full-time, and fellowships–both domestic and international are registered (and continue to register) for this exciting event–Open to all Master's and PhD students, Postdocs, and Graduate Student Alumni. Collaboration between six outstanding NC graduate schools to showcase their advanced degree candidates with two years or less to completion of their degree. This event is not open to MBA students. Students will need to create an account in the Handshake open account at: https://joinhandshake.com/ in order to register. 
[Registration and list of employers]

Duke Entertainment, Media, Arts Network (DEMAN) Weekend

Meet and connect with alumni working in the arts here on campus.
Connect with DEMAN on Facebook and LinkedIn: "Duke DEMAN" + alumni.duke.edu  (November)

ECE + CS Student Showcase

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Computer Science (CS) Student Showcase allows students to show off a class or personal project in front of representatives from companies like IBM, Microsoft, NetApp, SAP and Google in a reverse career fair format. This event is open to ALL students at Duke. Participate individually or as a group (one group can include up to 5 students). (January)
 

TechConnect (Spring)

Connect with employer recruiters and alumni at this signature Duke Engineering and Computing event.  Whether you are looking for a full-time job or an internship, TechConnect is a great place to start.  The biannual event (September/January) provides an opportunity for prospective employers from a variety of industries to meet with engineering and computer science students interested in working for their companies. (January
[More information (No student registration required)

 

Practice Interview Day for Undergraduate Students

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)
 

Spring Career 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)
 

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)
 

SEC/ACC Virtual Career Fair

Save valuable time, meet employers online in virtual chat sessions. (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
[More Academic Job Search information]

Campus Recruiting
Many ways employers connect with students virtually, including at career fairs
[More Campus Recruiting information]

Careers Beyond Academia Series
Learn skills and networking preparation for work in industry, co-sponsored by The Graduate School and Office of Postdoctoral Studies
[More Careers Beyond Academia information]

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)
[More Internship Funding Program information]

Skills Workshops
Focused career development workshops including resume, curriculum vitae, cover letter, networking, job search and interviewing