The PhD Plus Professional Development Program is an initiative of the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering.

Our mission is to assist Pratt PhD students in making effective career decisions through workshops and networking opportunities.


Every semester, we design our workshops around a central theme.

Examples include communication skills, project management, team management, and personal leadership.

Lunch & Learn Workshops – attend to develop professional skills and gain exposure to various career paths

Summer Workshops – more in depth experiences, focusing on personal development


Career Conversations – small group gatherings with visiting professionals throughout the year

PhD Networking Receptions – opportunities to meet a wide array of local and national industry representatives