Career Center



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.


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)

Date Night with Data: Explore Careers in Data Analytics & Data Science 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019   6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.       Career Center, Smith Warehouse

This multi-company, networking event will provide you with a great opportunity to meet with many employers. Representatives will share insight about data analytics and data science within their organization as well as trends in the industry.
[Required registration opens 8/28]

Practice Interview Day for Undergraduate Students
Friday, September 20, 2019      10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.      Career Center, Smith Warehouse

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 Practice Interview Day is for undergraduates seeking employment in companies or organizations, not for professional school interview preparation. 
[Required registration opens 9/2]

Student and Employer Diversity Symposium
Tuesday, September 24, 2019     5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.    Penn
Pavilion, West Campus

This informative annual event begins with an employer panel discussing diversity and inclusion initiatives within their organization as well as tips and advice for students who are entering a job or internship search, followed by networking.


Employer panel discussion followed by casual networking, co-sponsored by the Pratt School of Engineering and Department of Computer Science. (September)

Fall Career Fair
Wednesday, September 25, 2019     10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.    Wilson Gym, West Campus

Duke’s largest career fair with employers from many sectors including business, technology, education, nonprofit, and government.
[More information on the Digital Career Fair Guide]

Diversity Virtual Career Fair

Students across all majors who are looking for full-time and internship opportunities are encouraged to attend this virtual event to meet top-notch employers. (October)

Secrets to Success: Class of 2022 Edition

Discover the secrets to success for your next four years at Duke and beyond! Two Duke students will share what they wish they knew as first years and give valuable advice on what to do and what not to do as you explore and get involved at Duke. Then hear from an expert panel of professionals answering all of the most frequently asked questions from first year students. (October)

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.
Connect with DEMAN on Facebook and LinkedIn: "Duke DEMAN" +  (November)

NC Master's & Doctoral Career Fair
Tuesday, November 12, 2019   12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.     Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC

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.
[Required registration coming soon]

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)


Employer panel discussion followed by casual networking, co-sponsored by the Pratt School of Engineering and Department of Computer Science. (January)

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)


Inaugural Culture & Connection Series
[Luncheon + Networking Event]

During this kick off event, you will get an inside look at what an inclusive organization looks like to our participating employers and learn how companies value and integrate diversity and inclusion within their organization. (Ongoing)

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)


InternMix: Peer to Peer Intern Mixer

Your favorite Duke Career Center staff will be mixing up some special mocktails while former interns dish up advice in a casual, fun environment. No suits, no pretense, no formality - just real, honest insight and advice from students who have been there, done that. This event is open to all academic levels and majors. (February)

Georgetown's Government, Non-Profit & Education Career Fair

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 alumni from Duke University, NYU, UVA, Richmond, Georgetown, the College of William & Mary, Yale, and Swarthmore College are invited to attend. (February)
[More information]


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)
[More information] 

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)

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)

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)

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.  *This event is cosponsored by Pratt School of Engineering. (April)


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]

On-Campus Recruiting
Many ways employers connect with students on campus, including four career fairs
[More On-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