Career Development

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Resources for Master of Engineering Management and Master of Engineering Students

Pratt’s Professional Master’s Program Office, in conjunction with Duke’s Career Center, offers a range of training, guidance and support to engineering students enrolled in the Master of Engineering Management program and the Master of Engineering programs. Some programs are also open to engineering students from Pratt’s Master of Science programs.

Services for Professional Masters Students Only (MEMP and MEng)

  • Night with Industry
  • Practice (Mock) Interview Days
  • Internship/Job Search Workgroups
  • MEMP-Career Boot Camp

Services for All Masters Students (MEMP, MEng and MS)

  • Career Prep Series (internship/job search, interviewing, resumes/cover letters, and more)
  • Graduate student open house
  • RTP company visits
  • Industry roundtables
  • Business etiquette dinners
  • Technical interviewing workshop
  • TechConnect and Career Fair prep

For one-on-one support, please contact our dedicated career services staff: Ross Wade  (ross.wade@duke.edu) or Jenny Johnson (jenny.johnson@duke.edu) at 919-660-1050.

Resources for Doctoral and MS Students

Throughout the academic year, Duke’s Career Center runs programs specifically designed for doctoral and master of science students. The programs are coordinated by graduate counselors Tammy Samuels (tammy.samuels@duke.edu or 919-660-1050) and Paul Miceli (paul.miceli@duke.edu or 919-660-1050). Students are encouraged to take advantage of these programs early and often.

  • Academic job search strategies (for both research/professorial positions and university administration opportunities)
  • Career Prep Series (CV and Resume and converting, cover letter, internships, interview skills)
  • Non-academic job search strategies for industry and governmental positions
  • Transferrable skills training (to coach students in identifying their full set of marketable skills)
  • Resume review and critiques
  • Networking skill development
  • Identifying job search skills such as Linked and other social media
  • MS and PhD Student Career Fair
  • Professional etiquette dinner
  • Interviews skills training for international students
  • Individual or group appointments
Pratt also offers scientific and technical writing workshops designed to help PhD students build these important career skills.