Harness the power of Duke for your career

Career Networking

When you combine the talent and expertise of Duke alumni with their expansive global reach, you get a powerful professional network capable of influencing success in any industry. We put this dynamic network at your fingertips. Here are some steps you can take to enhance your professional network.

Duke Career Center: Your Next Career Move Starts Here

A service of Duke Student Affairs, the Duke Career Center offers consultation to alumni within four years of graduation. The center also offers online skills guides with tips on networking, informational interviewing, building an online profile and self-inquiry.

See Career Center services for alumni


Making Career Connections

Use this website

Alumni can view more than 150,000 profiles of Duke classmates by logging in to this site. Using this private network, alumni and students can search for connections in specific industries or companies, identify potential mentors and expand their personal and professional contacts.

Join a professional network

Several alumni groups cater to specific career pursuits via networking and educational events:

  • Duke Politics and Policy Network: A group of alumni working on legislative and policy issues in government, nonprofit organizations and the private sector. This group is primarily geared toward alumni living in the Washington, DC region. Join the group’s listserv here to receive job postings, event announcements and other industry-related information.

  • Duke Entertainment, Media and Arts Network (DEMAN): Duke’s network dedicated to nurturing and developing passions and careers in the arts, media and entertainment industries. Connect with DEMAN on Facebook and LinkedIn.

  • Duke Global Entrepreneurship Network (DukeGEN): An active alumni group that provides energy and support to Duke entrepreneurs. Connect with DukeGEN on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

  • Duke Network for International Affairs (DukeNIA): A global network of alumni, faculty and students engaged in international policy, trade and entrepreneurship. Connect with DukeNIA on LinkedIn.

Attend an event

DAA regional groups often host career networking and professional development events where alumni can meet people, make new connections and explore career interests. Check out the Events Calendar for opportunities near you.

Job Listings and Resources

Looking to Hire a Duke Student?

Employers have resources at Duke to assist in promoting job and internship opportunities to Duke students and alumni. DAA's Duke Futures program helps match talented sophomores with New York-based summer internships offered by Duke alumni and/or parents.