Connect With Students

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

Information Sessions allow employers to present information on opportunities with and background on their organization to students in an intimate setting. Time for informal networking after the presentation is typically allowed.

Information Sessions

  • 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.

Tech-talks and guest lectures are a great addition or alternative to the standard info session. Contact Kirsten Shaw to discuss your options.

Student Organizations are always looking for opportunities to connect with industry. Get more details on how to connect with Engineering student organizations.

eFlyers and Plasma Ads

Advertise Your Engineering-related Event on Pratt's Plasma Screens! There are currently six plasma 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 Twinnies 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 gif, png or jpg format with a resolution of 72 dpi. Please email your ad to for posting and allow 4 business days for your custom advertisement to post on the display.

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 for more information about scheduling a coffee chat with a student organization or group.

TechConnect and Career Fairs

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Gross Hall, on the campus of Duke University

The two-part event, 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.

More Information

Duke Career Fair
Thursday, January, 22, 2015
Wilson Practice Gym

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
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Gross Hall

Employer Registration | Student Registration

Sr 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.