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Summer Term 2021 registration is now open!

It’s hard to believe, but it is time to register for Summer Term courses. Registration for Summer Term 1 and Summer Term 2 has opened today, March 1st. Many Engineering Management students choose to fulfill their internship requirement during this time. If you will be working at an internship this summer that you would like to count for your MEM internship requirement, please register as follows:

  • If you plan to graduate in Summer 2021 and have not yet fulfilled your internship and internship assessment courses, please plan to register for EGRMGMT 550.03 and EGRMGMT 551.03 for Summer Term 1.
  • If you will be continuing your MEM studies into Fall 2021, you may register for EGRMGMT 550.01 for Summer Term 1.

Please note: You do not need to have an internship offer in hand in order to register for EGRMGMT 550.

Only students who are graduating in Summer 2021 may enroll in EGRMGMT 551 during the Summer Term.

As a reminder, students who are F-1 visaholders must complete two semesters of full-time enrollment before they are eligible for CPT to work in the United States. If you are an international student on an F-1 visa and have questions about your CPT eligibility, please contact Kelsey Liddle (Pratt Student Records Coordinator) or Katie Douglas (MEM Academic Coordinator).

SIPP was created in 2020 to address the need for student work experience after COVID-19 caused hiring freezes across many of the industries in which our students secure internships. SIPP will be returning in 2021 to provide students with the opportunity to work in teams alongside industry partners on real-world projects for 10 weeks during the summer. More information about the program may be found here (Duke login required).

Students who are in a position to secure an on-site or remote internship this summer are encouraged to pursue their internship search as a first priority. We encourage students to apply for SIPP if they are not eligible for a summer internship or are not in a position to secure one. F-1 visaholders do not have to apply for CPT to participate in SIPP. Students participating in SIPP may count this experience toward their internship requirement. Most students participating in SIPP should enroll in EGRMGMT 550 during Summer Term 1. If your plan of study anticipates you still enrolled for Summer 2022, please be aware that if you complete EGRMGMT 550 in Summer 2021, you will not be eligible for CPT in Summer 2022. In this situation applies to you, you should not enroll in EGRMGMT 550 in Summer 2021.

If you are interested in joining SIPP this summer, please complete the student interest survey. Completing this survey does not commit you to participating in SIPP, and it does not guarantee you that you will be matched with a project. Projects will be posted on the SIPP website and students will then be able to apply to projects that interest them. Teams for each project will be selected based on merit and fit. If you have any questions about SIPP, please contact Carey Rudell or Jon Reifschneider.


September Graduate Applications due on June 5th

Graduating in September 2020?

If you are planning to graduate in September 2020 (finish all your program requirements and receive your diploma), please go into your DukeHub account and Apply for Graduation by next Friday June 5th. Instructions are provided here. Please make sure when you select your Expected Graduation Term to choose 2020 Summer Term 2. Please take care of this simple task immediately so that you do not forget. It will only take a couple of minutes of your time and will make the graduation preparation process much smoother! If you are a September graduate and have already applied for graduation, thank you very much for completing this process and you do not need to be concerned about this deadline.


Welcome to The MEMo!

The MEMo will be sent every Wednesday. Keep an eye out for PDC Announcements/Events, notes or updates from your MEM Staff, or other general tips to help you make the most out of your MEM experience.

Before we even begin with the MEMo information, the MEM Department would like to say thank you! Thank you for adjusting, pivoting, and jumping into this new MEM virtual community. So much has changed in all of our worlds and we would like to take this opportunity to say how truly special it is to be part of such a caring community. We fully recognize how difficult this has been and will continue to be. We ask that you check in with your friends, family, and neighbors. Ask for help when you need it – we are all here for each other! The MEM department and staff care deeply about each of you, the entire community, and keeping everyone healthy by social distancing.

MEM Zoom Office Hours (through Friday, March 20)

You could have a specific question or just want to say hello! Feel free to drop into any of the open offices. We also like to see your smiling faces!

Update from Career Services

  • Career coaching appointments have been converted to Zoom-only and students will receive the log-in information in the location field of the appointment. Students will continue to make these appointments via CareerConnections.
  • We’re adding online Job and Internship Search Office Hourson a daily basis and students can see that information here. Students will see a list of upcoming office hours and that days link since we’re using our personal Zoom meeting rooms for these.
  • Students who are part of a Search Work Team have been notified those will continue. If you interact with students who are active in the job or internship search and want to learn more about having extra support from staff and peers and more structure to their tasks, as them to check this They can apply to be part of the program and as space is available in the groups, we will welcome them in.
  • We will continue to have these online resources custom designed for Engineering Master’s students available on Sakai.

 Update from GCIP

GCIP is offering online communication coaching via their WCO platform. Please use the following link to reach the Graduate Communications Center for appointments or other questions:

 Staying Organized with COVID-19 Updates

If you email inbox is anything like mine, you probably have multiple long emails with lots of links and instructions pertaining to all the changes. You might find it helpful to create a new folder in your outlook and save all these emails in one place. Then when you’re looking for a particular resource (say from DVS or International House) it won’t take so long to find it. You can also bookmark certain websites to your browser to help stay organized too!

Fall 2020 Courses

Bookbagging is scheduled to open on Monday, March 23rd for the Fall 2020 semester. Questions regarding the process or courses, please reach Tracie Foust (

MQM & MEM Game Night – TBD

Stay tuned for a fun cross-campus game night (hosted virtually of course) in the next week or two. We’re all in this new space together so we might as well have some fun!

PDC Club Activities – transitioning to online

PDC clubs will continue with their events as they transition into virtual engagement. As the semester comes to a close, each club will be transition into a new leadership. Keep an eye out for updates from your PDC Presidents.

Stay well my friends! Hand wash, hand wash, hand wash!

Looking for MEMP academic forms? Check MEMP Sakai!

Looking to connect with other MEMers? Check Facebook!

Questions regarding academics – Your MEMP Academic Coordinator is Tracie Foust

Questions regarding student services – Your MEMP Assistant Director is Carolyn Gilbert

Questions regarding clubs or student engagement – Your PDC Board President is Aditya Ganti

Trying to stay organized? Subscribe to the MEMP Student Services & Clubs outlook calendar!