Supporting Students During COVID-19

Students, we are here for you.

We know that the response to COVID-19 is drastically changing the way you are studying and living. During this time, please know that your Duke Alumni Association is here to support you with resources from our Forever Duke community of 175,000+ alumni. Read below to learn how and where to find alumni support:

Ask a Blue Devil

"I used Ask a Blue Devil for the first time expecting little to come from it. I basically just spilled out all of my career uncertainties onto a page and submitted it into the void. Within days, though, I'd received six responses from Duke alumni who were both willing to talk through my thoughts and connect me to others. Even more, these people had experiences and roles that were almost exactly in line with the ideas I'd been having for my own career. It was obvious that the pairings had been intentional and thoughtful. Everyone was so helpful, welcoming and encouraging in addition to providing really great advice. For anyone who finds networking to be intimidating and uncertain, Ask a Blue Devil takes away a lot of the activation energy. Thank you!" - Kelsey Sicard, Ask a Blue Devil user

President Price has announced three new funds to provide assistance to students, Duke Health, and the Durham community during COVID-19. Read Price’s statement to learn more. #TogetherDuke


Ask a Blue Devil

Ask a Blue Devil is a pilot mentorship platform for alumni and students. We have opened this resource to all current Duke students. Fill out the brief form and ask for advice. Your question will be sent to alumni who can help point you in the right direction.

Alumni Network

Connect with alumni using the alumni network. Log in with your student ID. Search for alumni based on industry, location, Duke activities and more – and then message alumni directly from the network. Here are some tips on how to use it.

Videos of Support

View videos of support. Alumni have been filming messages of support for the Class of 2020. More videos uploaded weekly.

Jobs and Internships board

Visit the DAA Jobs & Internships Board for opportunities posted by Duke alumni. Students served by the Duke Career Center will be redirected to CareerConnections to apply for these positions. All students should be sure to check in with their school's career center for resources and support.

helpful webinars

Check out our helpful webinars [coming soon] on topics that range from finding a job to graduating during uncertain times. Videos will be posted soon.

Follow @Dukealumni on social media

Follow @DukeAlumni on your favorite social platforms. We will also be celebrating the 2020 Forever Duke Student Leadership Award winners, posting supportive content by alumni for the Duke community and more.


Duke Career Center: How to Conduct Informational Interviews

Duke Career Center: How to Network with Alumni

Duke Entertainment Media & Arts Network (DEMAN): Live DEMAN alumni panels

Sanford: Vlogs from alumni on the frontlines of COVID-19

CAPS & Student Health: Blue Devils Care, expanded telehealth for students available 24/7 at no cost
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