Connect With Students

TechConnect Networking

Connect. Collaborate. Innovate.

Duke Engineering students and faculty are ready to work with industry and alumni to generate productive solutions for today and to meet the challenges of the future.

Key Dates and Events

Information Sessions, Tech-Talks, Guest Lectures, and Student Organization Presentations

Hold an Information Session

Time for informal networking after the presentation is typically allowed.

  • Use the online CareerConnections tool to schedule your information session.
  • Wait for your confirmation from the Career Center before reserving a venue.
  • Reserve a venue for your session.
  • Inform the Career Center of your venue confirmation.

Give a Tech Talks or Guest Lecture

Tech-talks and guest lectures are a great addition or alternative to the standard info session.

Contact Kirsten Shaw to discuss your options.

Connect With a Student Organizations

Student clubs and organizations are always looking for opportunities to connect with industry.

Get more details on how to connect with Duke Engineering student organizations by contacting Kirsten Shaw.

Digital Ads, Coffee Chats and Career Fairs

e-Flyers and Digital Display Ads

Advertise Your Engineering-related Event on Pratt's Digital Display Screens! There are currently six digital display screens in the school of engineering. Four are located in the Fitzpatrick Center (two in the pre-function area of Schiciano Auditorium and two in Twinnie's Cafe) and there is one screen each in the entrances of Hudson Hall and Teer Building. If you would like to design your own ad, it must be in a 1280x768 pixel .gif, .png or .jpg format with a resolution of 72 dpi. Please email your ad to kristen.shaw@duke.edu for posting and allow four (4) business days for your custom advertisement to post on the displays.

Coffee Chats

We all know that some of the best connections are made during the “coffee breaks” at a meeting. So why not add this to your campus activities? Please contact kristen.shaw@duke.edu for more information about scheduling a coffee chat with a student organization or group.

TechConnect and Career Fairs

TechConnect

A two-part event, TechConnect is hosted by Duke's Pratt School of Engineering, the Department of Computer Science, and the Career Center, consists of a moderated panel discussion from technology industry leaders, including a question and answer period for students to inquire about tips and techniques for searching, interviewing and choosing a job. Following the panel discussion, there is a networking reception.

Duke Career Fair

Duke University's annual Career Fair attracts companies across all industries including, but not limited to: business, technology, engineering, education, and government. The Career Fair provides a great opportunity for employers, students, and Career Center staff to meet and discuss your organization, career opportunities, and effective recruiting strategies. By participating in the fair, your organization will gain exposure to graduate and undergraduate students across all majors.

Startup Connect

The StartupConnect Networking Fair is Duke’s only networking event for students and startups. Duke students seeking opportunities in entrepreneurship will meet with startup employers on campus and learn from a panel of successful alumni entrepreneurs.

Senior Capstone Design & Competitions

Senior projects focus on the synthesis and application of the basic science, mathematics, engineering and design skills taught in earlier courses. Called ‘Capstone’ courses, these culminating design classes give students a rigorously challenging, real-world, immersive engineering experience. If your organization is interested in running a competition (coding, product, design,) please contact our office for more information on how to sponsor one of these exciting courses or host a competition!

Faculty Connections 

Connections with recognized leaders in research is paramount for most industry sectors. To review research specific areas in Duke Engineering, visit our research page and read some of our research news. For more information on how to connect with Duke engineering faculty, please contact our office.