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Career Services for Master's Students

Nearly 9 in 10 of our recent graduates started work or further education within 6 months of graduation

The Duke Engineering Master's Career Services & Professional Development team prepares students for success in the world of work.

Our experienced team provides a wide range of services. We offer individual & group coaching, online learning, workshops and events, and additional opportunities for Duke Engineering students to develop skills and build their professional community.

We're proud that nearly 9 in 10 recent graduates started work or further education within six months of graduation. With strong industry connections, a global network of Duke alumni, and close ties with the Duke University Career Center, we offer extensive networking opportunities and access to employer recruitment events.

We can help you:

  • Explore, prepare for, and execute successful searches for jobs, internships and further education
  • Develop skills to thrive in your professional life

Sarah Dicker"One of the reasons Duke stood out to me was its dedicated Career Services & Professional Development team. Unlike any other program, they are well-versed in career and professional development for the technical fields. The team built on my past experiences and helped me grow.” 

Sarah Dicker '17
R&D Sustaining Engineer, MEDTRONIC

Prepare for the World of Work

From one-on-one coaching to hosting major recruiting events, we offer a diverse range of services to help get you prepared.

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Work with a Coach

Coaching Services

  • One-on-one career coaching (appointments & drop-in advising)
  • Search Work Teams
  • Practice Interviews
  • Job & Internship Search Skills Practice Topics

Coaching Topics

  • Understanding Yourself, Career Options, and Professional Life
  • Creating a Core Message
  • Defining Your Professional Objective  
  • Introducing Yourself 
  • Designing Your Search (Job, Internship, Further Education)
  • Developing a Target List
  • Writing a Resume
  • Writing a Cover Letter
  • Interviewing with Confidence    
  • Getting Unstuck in Your Search
  • Preparing for Career Events
  • Negotiating a Job or Internship Offer

Make an Appointment

Attend Workshops & Events

We offer numerous workshops—examples include, but are not limited to:

Search Skills

  • Preparing for Career Fairs & Employer Events
  • Building Professional Relationships
  • Creating a Core Message
  • Developing a Target Organization List
  • The U.S. Job Search

Professional Skills

  • Improvisational Theater Techniques for Professional Success
  • Learning to Fail
  • On-Camera Communications
  • Visual Presentation Design & Delivery
  • Cross-Functional Leadership

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Engage with Employers and Industry Professionals

Duke Engineering master’s students connect with employers at events such as:

  • Night with Industry—multi-panel events featuring industry professionals
  • Industry Roundtables—small group discussions with industry professionals
  • Employer Site Visits—visits to local employers to learn about culture and opportunities 
  • TechConnect—twice-a-year networking events for Duke engineering and computer science students
  • Spring Engineering + Computing Showcase—students can share individual or team projects with industry professionals

See upcoming events

Meet Our Team

Sue Brien

Sue Brien

Asst. Director, Employer Development & Relations


Erin Carlini

Erin Carlini

Asst. Director, Career Services


Cameo Hartz

Cameo Hartz

Asst. Director, Career Services


Jenny Johnson

Jenny Johnson

Asst. Director, Career Services


Carey Rudell

Carey Rudell

Asst. Director, Professional Development


Chiraag Devani"The Career Services & Professional Development team was a priceless resource on my path to employment. Having a dedicated team of experts was a huge competitive advantage and confidence booster."

Chiraag Devani '17
Global Supply Chain Manager, Lyft

Career Outcomes of Recent Graduates

Duke Engineering Master's Students in the last First Destination Cycle

Employed full-time or pursuing further education within 6 months of graduation*

Nearly 9 in 10

Employed full-time domestically 71%
Employed full-time internationally 8%
Pursuing further education 9%
Other/did not respond 12%
* Master of Engineering Management (May 2018, Sept. 2018, and Dec. 2018 graduates), and
  Master of Engineering and Master of Science (Dec. 2017, May 2018 and Sept. 2018 graduates)

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