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DEMAN Weekend

DEMAN Weekend, part of the Duke Entertainment, Media and the Arts Network, is our annual celebration of alumni who are setting trends and shaping the arts, music, film, television, literature and other creative industries. If you’re looking to move into – or move up – in the arts and media industries, you’ll want to hear these top-of-their-game alumni share stories, insights and practical career advice.

Journey into the Arts

Nearly 600 Duke students and alumni explored careers in the arts during the Duke Alumni Association's annual DEMAN Weekend, Nov. 12-14, 2016. Every year DEMAN Weekend, which stands for Duke Entertainment Media and the Arts Network, invites alumni who are working in creative industries such as art, comedy, dance, film and journalism to lead small workshops for Duke students and to share their insider tips. In addition to attending the workshops, DEMAN participants attended an exclusive talk with HBO comedy chief Amy Gravitt '95 and MSNBC host JJ Ramberg '92 at the Nasher Museum on Nov. 12, 2016, who spoke to Hollywood reporter Dave Karger '95 about their career journeys. (Video: DEMAN alumni give advice to Duke students)

2016 Media Coverage

Students: DEMAN Hiring Info!

Duke's DEMAN community has gathered information for fellow Dukies to use for networking and employment outreach. The contacts should be used selectively and not for mass emailing.  Please do not distribute this outside of the group that is authorized to access it.

When you contact people on the list, mention the name of the alum that you met during DEMAN weekend and remind them of your previous interaction. If the contact person is in HR or Recruiting, let them know the name of the Duke alum you met during DEMAN weekend. Always send a note to the alum telling them that you have applied for a position and thank them for their help.

Please contact your career center for assistance if you need more guidance. Best of luck!

Alumni: How to Connect @ DEMAN

We have compiled a list that is a representative sample of some of the arts focused groups that align with DEMAN initiatives. Duke has over 600 organizations that can be searched at dukegroups.com or via contacting the University Center Activities & Events (UCAE) office directly for more information. The largest programming and media body on campus is the Duke University Union

Some categories have a large number of groups on campus (for example dance, improv, and acapella) and thus are not fully represented below. Use the sites above for more details. Many of the groups noted span the Duke campus and are applicable beyond the undergraduate population.

Stay Connected

Working in the arts, media or entertainment industries? Want to be?

Contact us to make sure you're part of DEMAN.

And be sure to join DEMAN on Facebook and LinkedIn to hear more about arts-related programs and events for Duke alumni around the country.