Your Future, Unfolding
As a graduate student at Duquesne, you will find resources available to help you realize your potential. Whether you are looking to enhance your current career, transition to a new function or industry or pursue research or doctoral work at a top institution, Duquesne has the networks, resources and services to position you for professional success. The opportunities available to you include:
The Center for Career Development
Duquesne's Center for Career Development offers a wide variety of events and services to assist you in every step of your career. Our counselors, with subject-specific expertise, are available to meet one-on-one and offer:
- Career Exploration
- Resume Reviews
- Mock Interviews.
The center also maintains Handshake, an online system that provides a listing of all recruiting events as well as mock interview modules, sample resumes and tip sheets. The Career Services Center also provides access to companies and organizations through Job Fairs and on-campus recruiting activities.
As a Duquesne alum, you have full access to the center's resources and services throughout your career!
If you would like to learn more about the resources offered through the Center for Career Development, feel free to contact the Graduate Enrollment Services Office and we will be happy to assist.
The Duquesne Alumni Network
Our exceptional alumni network will have an important role in your career development. Through the Career Services Center or within your program, alumni provide professional contacts, mentorship and career guidance.
Throughout the year, our Alumni Relations Office hosts networking events, receptions and social gatherings for chapters and affinity groups around the country. The alumni portal, MyDuquesne, provides online resources which include a searchable database of alumni.
Your Academic Program
Your academic program also plays a strong role in helping you to grow and develop in your chosen career path. Our faculty have strong ties to organizations as well as educational and healthcare systems. These connections often create experiential learning opportunities, internships and full-time employment opportunities.
Additionally, our size - large enough to provide a wealth of opportunities yet small enough where faculty know students by name - allows faculty and staff members take an active role in student mentoring and coaching. For example:
- Each student in the School of Nursing is assigned an individual faculty mentor to assist with academic and career planning.
- The career impact resulting from the closeness between students and professors is also found in our graduate programs in the McAnulty Graduate School of Liberal Arts as well as the Mary Pappart School of Music.
- Students in our School of Law are able to access a dedicated Career Services Office which offers individual career counseling, fellowship programs, mock interviews, fairs, workshops, alumni networking events and site visits.
- Programs, such as our MS in Biotechnology program, partner with student-lead organizations to help students prepare to interview effectively. Guest speakers from regional companies are invited to share details and best practices for interviewing.
If you would like to learn more about career services for your program of interest, feel free to contact the Graduate Enrollment Services Office and we will be glad to connect you with a program representative.
We encourage you to connect with current students and alumni to learn more about career paths and opportunities.