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Your Career Development Process

You can expect to continuously participate in a process of learning about yourself during your time at Duke and also the entirety of your career and life. You will continually use your past experiences to identify short- and long-term professional goals to implement next steps that are aligned with life stage, purpose, and your individual definition of success. You will include your own preferences and life experiences to this process of continual learning and decision-making.

We are all set to assist you in reflecting on your experience and skills to develop self-awareness, researching opportunities, testing your strengths and interests in the world, and making intentional decisions toward career goals and next steps.

When you have engaged in ALL aspects of the cycle, you will be prepared to make decisions about that which comes next for you.

As you engage in and use the seven competencies we teach students, you will be prepared to make decisions about what comes next for you.

Learn more about each of the aspects of the cycle:

Know Yourself   |   Explore Careers   | Understand Experience   |   Search Strategically


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Resources for Getting Started

Online Guides and Resources

First Year at Duke?
Graduate Student - First year   
Undergraduate - First year

What can I do with this major?

Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help you connect your studies to typical career areas and types of employers that hire people within that focus, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.

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