Past Events

Picnic at Duke Garden, April 2024

We had our annual end-of-year picnic at the Duke Garden on a beautiful Saturday morning!

Negotiation Workshop with Dr. Liza Degefe, October 2023

Thank you to Dr. Liza Degefe from Fuqua School of Business for hosting our negotiation workshop! We learned core negotiation concepts and used a case study to practice our negotiation skills. See more of Dr. Degefe’s work on organizational behavior and diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace at

NC State fair, October 2023

Duke F1RSTS members headed out to the 2023 NC State Fair, an evening full of adventure and excitement!

We’re tabling at the Duke I&E Fest!
We’re tabling at the 2023 Graduate Student Resource Fair!
Spring 2023 Earth Day Picnic at the Duke Gardens
Spring 2022
Fall 2021 Overview
Duke F1RSTS Kick off Lunch 

August 29, 2019

Duke Resource Fair 2019

Welcome 112 new first-gen grads!


Navigating the Academic Job Market as First-Gen

April 03, 2019


Duke LIFE / Duke F1RSTS Mentorship Program Mixer

February 18, 2019


Workshop on Finances & Budgeting

January 25, 2019

The participants learned about their own spending behavior by playing a card game and creating a spending plan. Our guest speaker was Danielle Cullen from Personal Finances@Duke. Feel free to reach out to her and schedule individual sessions to ask about credit cards, budgeting and tax information (for US citizens).

Info Session on Administrative Careers in Higher Education 

January 17, 2019



Student Mixer

November 13, 2018


Academia & Careers in Higher Education

November 08, 2018