Prepared for Anything

Ask any graduating Duquesne senior how they feel about the next step in their lives and you'll hear the same answer: "Prepared." 

We'll make sure you have the professional confidence, impressive experience and powerful networks you need to get a running start on a meaningful career. 

Duquesne's Center for Career Development

Whether you are a student just beginning college or a Duquesne University graduate, the Center for Career Development is here to support you at every stage of your professional journey. We help students and alumni explore careers, connect with employers, and develop professional and job search skills through programs, events, and one-on-one career counseling. 

Throughout your professional life, we'll always be in your corner. The relationships you make here—with your peers, faculty, and the entire Duquesne family—are supportive inspiring and never stop giving.

Graduate Outcomes

This Graduate Outcomes Survey comprised students who graduated in August 2020, December 2020 and May 2021.

91%career outcomes rate

Individuals reported being employed, continuing education, completing volunteer service, or serving in the military.

73%of those continuing education reported they will attend Duquesne University.

75%had one or more career-related internships

For our students, the average number of internship experiences reported was 3.

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Employer and student talking at a Career Fair.

Spring 2023 Career Fair

The Spring 2023 Career Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15th in the Duquesne Union Ballroom from 12:00pm-4:00pm. Employer registration is now open on Handshake.

Meet the Team

Nicole Feldhues

Nicole Feldhues

Director, Center for Career Development

Martin Black

Martin Black

Associate Director, Alumni Career Networks

Kim Pierce

Kim Pierce

Coordinator for Recruiting, Data, and Systems

Lauren Watson

Lauren Watson

Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Experiential Learning

Julie Brand

Julie Brand

Assistant Director/Career Consultant for Business

Bethany Gary

Bethany Gary

Assistant Director/Career Consultant for Liberal Arts, Music, and Education

Lauren Tudor

Lauren Tudor

Assistant Director/Career Consultant for Sciences and Healthcare

Lynn Schwartzmiller

Lynn Schwartzmiller

Administrative Assistant, Center for Career Development

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Female and male student talking on Pittsburgh bridge with PNC Park in the background.

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Hear from Students and Alumni

Graduate posing in her Duquesne commencement regalia.

I would recommend [the Center for Career Development] because they care deeply about the future careers of all Duquesne students.

Kaylee Russman '22

I began utilizing DukesConnect to network with fellow Dukes and it's been so much more than a social network for me, it's been a lifeline! Not only have I connected with alumni and Career Center staff, but it's great for virtually networking during these crazy times with events such as Coffee and Connections or Dining with Dukes. If you're not utilizing this resource, sign up now!

Heather Paytas '00

Let's Connect.

We are excited to connect with you, our valued students, alumni, and employers, to determine how we can best support you.

Center for Career Development

Schedule an appointment with a Career Consultant