Welcome to the Career and Professional Development Center

The Nicholas School’s Career & Professional Development Center provides a variety of services to support our guiding mission: to make the vision of a sustainable future a reality. As leading career experts, our staff members work directly with students, alumni, and employers to match outstanding candidates with relevant opportunities.


It is our mission to help you approach career readiness in a strategic and focused way. The Career & Professional Development Center offers these benefits for current students:

  • One-on-one consultations for career advice and job search strategies
  • Current job and internship postings
  • Recruiting events
  • Professional development workshops
  • Weekly e-newsletters
  • Multiple access points to our active alumni network
  • Active promotion of your resume to relevant employers via online student profiles
  • On-campus interview space and connectivity (phone, webconferencing)
  • Help finding summer enrichment funding
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We are your link to well-qualified interns, student consultants, and job candidates including experienced environmental professionals. Take advantage of these services:

  • Post job and internship opportunities
  • Employer engagement and recruiting events (on-campus, off-campus, virtual, and fairs)
  • Annual resume books
  • Opportunity to become a "client" for a course or Master’s project
  • Innovative programs to build relationships with our students and faculty
  • Guidance on creating productive internships
  • Consultations with Career Center staff to raise your visibility and attract top candidates
  • Access to our LinkedIn community
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Even after you cross the stage at graduation, you will always be a part of the Nicholas School community. We encourage alumni to tap into a variety of services and benefits:

  • Access to our extensive LinkedIn network
  • Lifetime access to Career and Professional Development Center staff and resources to help you manage your career
  • Lifetime Duke email address
  • Help finding interns or employees for your organization
  • Opportunities to “give back” to current Nicholas School students
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