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Supporting Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion make for better engineers—and a better experience for engineering students.

That’s why Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering embraces diversity and inclusion in the classroom and in the laboratory—whether that’s racial, ethnic, sexual or gender diversity. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Duke Engineering offers many opportunities for underrepresented minorities, from student groups to fellowships, to recruiting incentives, to events and activities that celebrate the diversity of our entire community.

Duke Engineering is proud to be part of the American Society of Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Deans Diversity Initiative. We have earned the Bronze Award from the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program, and its recommendation as a national exemplar.

Pratt Profiles: Meet Our Grad Students

Read about the experiences some of our students have had at Duke Engineering.

 

Graduate Student Recruiting Incentives

We offer aggressive packages of fellowships, scholarships, and incentives to PhD and master's students from underrepresented groups, including women and persons with disabilities. Application fee waivers are also available

These include:

  • Application fee waivers
  • Dean's Graduate Scholarship Program
  • Sloan Scholarship Program
  • Diversity Scholarships for our master's students
  • Assistance with applications for external competitive fellowships

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Diversity-Focused Groups for Grad Students

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BioCORE: BioCORE is designed to unify and enrich the bioscience community across Duke. It is committed to increasing every aspect of diversity within Duke’s bioscience community.

Bouchet Society: The Duke University Bouchet Society primarily supports underrepresented minority graduate students in the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics 

Samuel Dubois Cook Society: Named in honor of the first black professor to be hired Duke University, the Samuel Dubois Cook Society is committed to translate the promise and potential of African Americans into fulfillment and actuality, and to seek to improve relations among persons of all backgrounds.

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Diversity & Inclusion Events

Student & Employer Diversity Symposium [Registration required]

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Penn Pavilion

The 2019 Student & Employer Diversity Symposium connects employers with Duke's diverse and talented undergraduate and graduate student body. This event will kick-off with an employer panel discussing diversity and inclusion initiatives within their organization, followed by a networking hour. The Career Center understands that each employer has different diversity needs and initiatives and each student brings a unique background and variety of experiences to the table. Therefore, the Career Center does not define the type of diversity for this event and encourages all undergraduate and graduate students in The Graduate School, Divinity School, Med Biostats Master's program, and Engineering Master's Program to attend! Attire is business professional. Resumes encouraged! Registration in CareerConnections is required and will open August 24, 2019.

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Fall Career Fair

10:00 am to 3:00 pm Wilson Recreation Center

Duke University Career Center is hosting a big, general industries career fair on campus this September. More than 100 global and local companies are expected to send representatives to this event from industries like business, technology, education, nonprofit, and government. All students are encouraged to attend. **No registration required

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Drop-in Advising for Graduate Students

10:00 am to 12:00 pm Brodhead Center - 241 Meeting Room

Drop-in Advising is the best way to get immediate and ongoing feedback on your resumes and other documents. If you're planning to attend Drop-in Advising for resume feedback, we strongly encourage you to view our resume guide beforehand, https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/career/resume-cv-guide. You can also use Drop-in Advising to ask any quick career questions, learn about the Career Center, and our resources. You'll spend 10 to 15 minutes with an adviser, so don't hesitate to organize your thoughts in advance to make the most of the time!

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Interview Practice for Graduate Students and Postdocs [Registration required]

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Brodhead Center - 068 Multipurpose Room

Whether conducted in-person, virtually, or via phone, interviews are a time to tell your story while clearly conveying your skills, interest and overall fit for a specific position and organization. In this workshop, you will learn useful strategies to prepare responses and practice answering some of the most common interview questions while receiving constructive feedback. We will practice behavioral style questions, not case or technical interview questions. You do not need to have an upcoming interview to attend this workshop but please bring along a description of an opportunity (job, internship, etc.) that you are interested in. Sponsored by Duke University Career Center, The Graduate School, Office of Postdoctoral Services Graduate Student Career Milestones *Graduate students register by clicking More Event Information below. **Postdocs register at https://bit.ly/2XIE2r8

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Drop-in Career Advising for Undergrads

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Smith Warehouse - Career Center

Drop-in Advising is the best way to get immediate and ongoing feedback on your resumes and other documents. You can also use Drop-in Advising to ask any quick career questions, learn about the career center, and our resources. You'll spend 10 to 15 minutes with an adviser, so don't hesitate to organize your thoughts in advance to make the most of the time!

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