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Career support: a powerful Duke alumni benefit
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Duke University alumni, who number more than 140,000, work in a great variety of fields and industries around the world. As your career proceeds, we invite you to leverage and enrich our network using the resources below.
Not sure where to begin? The Duke Career Center offers skills guides to help get you started. Check out their tips on networking, informational interviewing, building an online profile, and self-inquiry.
Get or share career advice
DukeConnect: More than 5,700 alumni have volunteered to offer information and advice about jobs and careers, life stages, graduate education, and more! Join DukeConnect to tap into their insights, or become our newest volunteer.
Duke Career Center: If you've earned a Duke degree within the past four years, you are entitled to a consultation from this service of Duke Student Affairs.
Alumni Career Coaches: Duke alums who are professional career coaches offer special rates and arrangements for fellow alumni.
Duke Alumni Conversations: Participate in live webinars or review archived sessions for advice and answers from knowledgeable Duke alumni and staff about career issues and the stages of life.
Post or discover job opportunities
Duke Alumni Directory: When alums list a job opening in our online directory, and we'll send e-mail notices to fellow alumni who have joined suitable career groups within the directory. If you have a job to post, send position details to email@example.com, and your job will be posted in our alumni directory immediately. Please provide contact information for applicants.
LinkedIn.com: Add to or peruse the jobs posted in the 18,000-strong (and growing) Duke alumni network on the leading professional social networking site.
Work at Duke: See if the university itself has the right opening for you among its tens of thousands of career positions.
Help Duke students and recent graduates
Come back to campus: If you are planning to return to campus and would like to connect with students while you are in Durham, or if you are interested in learning about additional opportunities to network with Duke students, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
DEMAN Weekend: Join us each fall for DEMAN Weekend! This two day event offers a chance to develop mentorship relationships with students and young alumni interested in careers in the arts, media, and entertainment, as well as opportunities to network with fellow alumni.
Fannie Mitchell Exchange: Volunteer to be part of this annual conference that showcases successful alumni and helps Duke students explore their career options.
Photos (left to right): (1-2) Alumni chat with students during the Fannie Mitchell Exchange 2012 and (3-4) DEMAN Weekend 2011