Career Exploration & Planning

Whether you are just beginning college or are approaching graduation, the Center for Career Development will help you prepare for your future. Take advantage of a one-on-one appointment with a Career Consultant, utilize virtual resources, connect with employers, and attend programs and workshops designed to help you explore careers and develop job-search skills.

We invite you to save the date for the Spring 2023 Career Fair, planned for February 15th. More information on candidate registration will be shared in January 2023.

Hear from Our Students

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"I have found that going to different career fairs and taking advantage of the career center is extremely important when going through the process of a job or intern search. I am joining DukesConnect because I am interested in the opportunities within the world of finance. I hope to use this platform to find different job opportunities within the workplace."

Drew Engle Finance Major, Class of 2025
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I would recommend [the Center for Career Development] because they care deeply about the future careers of all Duquesne students.

Kaylee Russman '22

What to Expect

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Visit us on the 6th floor of the Duquesne Union.

Personalized Career Consultations

You can meet with a Career Consultant who is specific to your area of study and will take a personalized approach to help you meet your unique needs. Visit Handshake to schedule an appointment.

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It all starts with a Handshake.

Access to Handshake

Your 24/7 Resource to Career Development: Handshake is Duquesne University's exclusive online job and internship recruiting system that connects you to recruiters, programs, events and career fairs. You can search and apply for internships and career-related opportunities and will have access to features including a resource library, events, and career fairs.

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Join us for events virtually or on campus.

Events to Support your Success and Connections with Employers

We are committed to building lasting relationships with employer's right in our backyard and around the country. Professional recruiters volunteer to be guest speakers, conduct practice interviews and perform resume critiques right on campus. With their support, the Center for Career Development hosts events throughout the academic year to help you develop professional and job search skills including Career Fairs, Resume Review Days, and Panel Discussions. Visit Handshake to view and register for events.

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Don't miss the Duquesne University backdrop at our Career Fairs to get a perfect professional headshot.

Career Closet

The Duquesne University Career Closet provides students with interview and work attire as they transition into the professional world. There are items in the closet that are for borrowing for one-time occasions and items that a student can keep. To schedule an appointment to meet with a campus consultant, or make a donation to the Career Closet, email careerdevelopment@duq.edu.

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Virtual Resources

Duquesne students and alumni have access to the following virtual resources free of charge.

DukesConnect is Duquesne's virtual networking platform. Sign in with your multipass for access to hundreds of Duquesne alumni, employers, and friends who are willing to offer advice and mentorship. Review 12 feeds featuring career news, events, sub-platforms for each school, and other opportunities to help you in your career journey.


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Big Interview is an on-demand online interviewing platform that you can use to practice and prepare for upcoming interviews. You can use the Fast Track for a quick review or devote some time to the Mastery Track to develop strong interviewing skills.

Visit our Duquesne-designated link for Big Interview to register for an account. You will need to enter your @duq.edu email address to register. Please contact support@biginterview.com if you encounter issues with registration.

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Use CareerShift to search, select, and store job listings from job boards and company job postings. Get up-to-date contact information for millions of companies while reviewing in-depth information about them. Please contact admin@careershift.com or call (888) 232-0632 for any issues with registration.

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Teamwork Online provides job and internship listings in sports organizations and many career fields. When completing your profile, indicate "sport" in your major to utilize the system (i.e. sport-accounting). Learn More

Contact Us!

Schedule an appointment with a Career Consultant

Center for Career Development