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Career Services for Master's Students

Nearly 8 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 individual & group coaching, online learning, workshops and events, and more. Working with our coaches, Duke Engineering master's students develop skills and build a professional community.

We're proud that nearly 8 in 10 recent graduates started work or further education within six months of graduation. Through 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.

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Sarah Dicker"Duke stood out. Unlike other programs, Duke was well-versed in career and professional development for the technical fields.” 

Sarah Dicker | 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:

Work with a Coach

Coaching Services

  • One-on-one career coaching (appointments and chat in MS Teams)
  • Practice Interviews
  • Weekly online office hours

Coaching Topics

  • Clarifying What You Want
  • Talking to People
  • Setting Up Your Search
  • Finding & Applying for Opportunities
  • Getting Feedback & Advice
  • Staying Positive & Motivated in Your Search
  • Interviewing
  • Closing the Search

Make an Appointment

Attend Workshops & Events

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

Search Skills

  • Articulating What You Like & Are Good At
  • Your Confident LinkedIn Profile
  • Preparing for Virtual Career Fairs and Events
  • Negotiating Your Offer

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:

  • Alumni Chats—virtual and in-person small group discussions with Duke graduates
  • Employer Site Visits—virtual and in-person visits with local employers
  • Networking Events—virtual and in-person meet-ups with Duke engineering and computer science students

All events are held in compliance with Duke's public health measures.

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Chiraag Devani"Duke's Career Services & Professional Development team was a huge competitive advantage for me on my path to employment."

Chiraag Devani | Global Supply Chain Manager, Lyft

Career Outcomes of Recent Graduates

Within 6 months of graduation

  • 66%
    Employed Full-Time
  • 12%
    Pursuing further Education
  • 22%
    Other / Unknown
NOTE: Data for our master's graduates awarded degrees between January 1 and December 31, 2020

More Master's Student Career Outcomes Data