December 16, 2016


  • Kicking the Tires I: The Academic Job Offer

    April 17, 2017


    Congratulations on your academic job offer! But before you accept, make sure you consider these questions and figure out if this job is actually a good fit.

  • Networking for Human(ist)s

    April 3, 2017

    Elizabeth Brake

    Elizabeth Brake (Ph.D.’13 History) shares five insights from her own experience of building a network and starting a career in a region where she had few professional contacts.

  • Developing a Networking Habit

    March 28, 2017


    Whatever your professional goals, try having two conversations a month with someone who is not an academic. Even if you don’t go on to a nonacademic career, you will not have wasted your time.

  • What do Humanities Ph.D. Students Need? Part II

    March 14, 2017


    Three takeaways from our recent survey about the development needs of Duke doctoral students in the humanities and interpretive social sciences.

  • 6-Step Guide to Making Your Portfolio a Success, Minus the Stress

    March 3, 2017

    Eliza Bourque Dandridge, a Ph.D. candidate in French and Francophone Studies, shares some tips from her experience creating a portfolio in place of taking a prelim.

  • Designing Your Way Forward with a Humanities Ph.D.

    February 24, 2017

    design thinking

    How might principles of design thinking help graduate students make career choices?

  • The NEH Next Generation Program in Flight

    February 15, 2017

    NEH workshop

    Duke and twenty-seven other universities got together last month to share their successes and challenges in reimagining doctoral training in the humanities. Here are some key takeaways.

  • Humanities Ph.D.s and the Job Interview: It’s Not About You

    February 8, 2017

    A Brontë heroine could land a job despite speaking the wrong language, but that probably won’t work for you. Know the right questions to ask and the right story to tell.

  • How I Created My Own Internship

    February 2, 2017


    History Ph.D. candidate Amanda Hughett took a chance and reached out to the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. She came away with a fruitful internship that gave her new skills, new opportunities, and a new perspective on her dissertation.

  • Cultivating A Mentoring Network Can Help Your Career Blossom

    January 26, 2017

    Make your career blossom

    The right words at the right time, whether from a lifelong mentor or someone you are meeting for the first time, can help you realize what you are good at and point your career in new directions.