Welcome to the Career 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 four full-time staff members work directly with students, alumni, and employers to match outstanding candidates with outstanding opportunities.


It is our business to help you achieve your dreams. 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 newsletters
  • Access to our active alumni network
  • Active promotion of your resume to relevant employers
  • Access to a landline phone for job and internship interviews
  • Help finding internship funding and project fellowships and grants
  • Employment profiles for recent Nicholas School graduates
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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 pro bono 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
  • Learn more >