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We are experts in helping you find—and land—the opportunity that’s right for you. Tap into our many student services to plan your career and prepare yourself for a successful job search.

Planning Your Career
Events & Professional Development Programs
CareerWise Newsletter


We have collected a wealth of resources to help you plan your career. Find videos, worksheets, best practices, and fact sheets on everything from finding the perfect opportunity to interviewing and negotiating your salary. To access these materials, log in to Duke Environment Career Link and click on "CPDC Resources."

Career Center staff members are available for one-on-one consultations to help you envision your future and map how you’ll get there. Schedule an appointment or stop by to discuss these topics:

  • Intro to Career Center Resources
  • Discussing Salary and Negotiations
  • Employer Correspondence Content Critiques (emails, cover letters, resumes)
  • Employer Outreach
  • Environmental Conference Preparation
  • Grant Writing and Funding Sources
  • Informational Interviews
  • Internship/Job Search Strategies
  • Professional Relationship Building/Networking
  • Promoting Your Strengths
  • Social Media and Real Life: Networking Tactics


We hold numerous networking opportunities, workshops, and recruiting events throughout the year to help you build your skills and connections to successfully secure a job or internship. Find upcoming events:

Watch for these popular events:

  • Alumni Career Conversations
  • Be Linked-In or Left Out
  • Career Resources: Career Shift, Career Link, and Sakai
  • Business and Dining Etiquette Dinner
  • Do’s and Don’ts for Phone and Face-to-Face Interviews
  • Make the Most of Your Summer Internship
  • Resumes and Cover Letters for Environmental Professionals
  • Strengths Finder: What Can You Contribute?
  • 10 Steps to Landing a Federal Job
  • Alumni Job Search Advisor
  • Alumni Practice Interviews
  • Rising TIDE: Inclusion and Diversity Training for Emerging Environmental Leaders
  • Duke University Just-In-Time Fair
  • Duke University Non-Profit and Government Career Fair
  • Duke/Yale Environmental Career Fair
  • Employer Perspective Career Conference
  • Summer Internship Series: Graduating Students Advice and Reflections
  • Stanback Internship Interview Day


During the school year, our weekly newsletter keeps you up to date on the latest opportunities, deadlines, and Career Center events. We also include handy tips on networking, interviewing, and other career-building skills.