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Jumpstart Your Career with Duke Alumni: A Small Group Workshop for Graduate Students

Jumpstart your career with duke alumni. As small group workshop for graduate students. Register on Handshake.
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tapping into the Duke alumni network is a powerful tool as you prepare for the job market!
This one-hour program with members of the Duke Alumni Global Board of Directors will focus on building professional skills. In the hour you will meet with both:

Mimi Bliss AB '88 will coach small groups of graduate students on public speaking. Whether you're doing a virtual job interview or presenting your academic research, you want to speak with confidence. You'll learn how to replace filler words with confident language; sharpen your message; and use voice, gestures and eye contact effectively. For a preview of Mimi's content, view this website ( to see a series of one-minute videos with speaking tips.

Lisa Lawson AB '89, P '21, P '24 will coach students on how to tap into Duke's vast alumni network for career and mentorship opportunities. Did you know that one of the characteristics that sets Duke apart from its peer institutions is the deep desire of Duke alums to connect with and help current Duke students? Learn how to navigate the "Duke Alumni Network" and access other alumni resources to help you leverage your Duke education in the next phase of your professional development.

Contact: Career Center