Career Center

Online Tools & Resources

Browse this set of resources to see the range of support and resources we provide to you online.  From learning how to write a resume, to exploring career possibilities around the globe, to researching a company just before the interview, we've got you covered.


Updating your profile in Handshake should be your first step. This is our main tool for all Career Center and employer-hosted events—as well as jobs and internships posted –many specifically for Duke students by employers and alumni. Through Handshake, you can stay informed about opportunities and options.

Career Center Resources for Exploring Careers

Explore industry-specific careers, jobs, internships, and resources.

Career Center Skills Guides

Guides to assist with career exploration and the job and internship search.
Academic Careers • Career Fair Prep • Cover Letter • Curriculum Vitae • Disability Disclosure in the Job Search • Informational Interviewing • Internships • Interviewing • Negotiating • Networking • On-Campus Recruiting • Postdoc Search • Resume • Salary and Offers • Time Management 

Job & Career Research LibGuide

Industry and company research tools as well as other resources curated by Duke University Libraries.

Duke Alumni Directory

The Duke Alumni Association is making it far easier for students to tap into the alumni network. They have created a student portal into the redesigned alumni directory, giving you the ability to search for and contact more than 100,000 alumni. Students can access the directory through the Alumni Association website (, and search for alumni in specific industries or locations. Use your NetID to sign in to the directory; there is no additional registration necessary.


Duke student on-campus employment and research opportunities.

Funding Opportunities at Duke

Funding programs to assist with unpaid or low pay internships, research, and other experiential opportunities.


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.

Imagine PhD

Social science and humanities graduate students can explore academic and non-academic career resources and create a professional development plan.

Internship Series Online

3,000+ organizations offering internships and summer jobs for students.

LinkedIn: Duke University Alumni Network Group

Over 75,000 Duke alumni, students, faculty, and staff build professional relationships and share career resources. Try "Connections" for an interactive visual representation of where alumni are today.

Lockin China

A platform that focuses on the development of Chinese overseas talents. It provides employment solutions and career development support for Chinese returnees and students who are about to return. Lockin China has over 250,000 effective resumes, connections with over 500 global universities, and over 13,000 registered company users. 

Short-Term & Gap Year Opportunities After Graduation

Short-term fellowship, abroad, service and teaching opportunities.

Versatile PhD

Resource focused toward non-academic careers for current graduate students in humanities, social sciences, and STEM disciplines provided by The Graduate School.

What Can I do with this Major?

Connects academic majors to possible career paths, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities.

ZOOM OUT—The Career Center Podcast

A fun way to get up to speed on making the most of your time at Duke (DesignYourDuke) and developing and practicing skills that will help you over a lifetime.