Polishing Your Online Presence for Graduate Students and Postdocs [Registration required]

Online tools such as LinkedIn, portfolios or personal websites can be useful opportunities to promote yourself. If you would like assistance creating or polishing your online presence then join us during this hands-on "lab" where you can look at samples, receive tips and get immediate feedback. Please bring a laptop or smart device to work and make edits.

Sponsored by Duke University Career Center, The Graduate School,
Office of Postdoctoral Services

Graduate Student Career Milestones

NC Master's & Doctoral Career Fair [Registration required]

Duke University, in partnership with NC State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Greensboro, and Wake Forest University, will host the 18th Annual NC Master's and Doctoral Career Fair at the UNC-Chapel Hill Friday Center. The fair is open to advanced-degree alumni, candidates, and postdocs in all disciplines who have two years or less to completion of their master's degree, Ph.D., or postdoctoral appointment.

Fall Career Fair

Duke University Career Center is hosting a big, general industries career fair on campus this September. More than 100 global and local companies are expected to send representatives to this event from industries like business, technology, education, nonprofit, and government. All students are encouraged to attend.

**No registration required

For a full list of employers attending the fair, check out the Duke Digital Career Fair Guide!

Academic Job Market - Materials Bootcamp: Cover Letters [Registration required]

Will you be on the job market this year? Summer is a great time to start preparing your materials and get feedback on drafts. Even if you haven't written a single cover letter before, we'll discuss the basics of structure and formatting, how to tailor the letter for different institutions, and leave the majority of time for editing and feedback.

*Graduate students register by clicking More Event Information below.
Postdocs register at

France Winddance Twine: Ghana's Electric Dreams

Please join the From Slavery to Freedom Lab for a screening of two of the six segments of "Ghana's Electric Dreams" with a discussion with Dr. France Winddance Twine, Professor of Sociology at UC Santa Barbara and award-winning filmmaker, on the genealogy of collaboration that produced this documentary.

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP for catering numbers:

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2019 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Join us for the 22nd Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, April 4-7, 2019 in historic downtown Durham, North Carolina.

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema. Each spring, Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina, for a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of nearly 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality.