December 16, 2016


  • 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.

  • VH@Duke Internships: Made for Duke Ph.D. Students

    January 23, 2017

    Internship launch

    At the internship program launch, our internship partners focused not on what skills they were looking for, but what new experiences and skills they can offer our Ph.D. students in the humanities and interpretive social sciences.

  • What Do You Need? A Not So Simple Question

    January 13, 2017

    Maria LaMonaca Wisdom, The Graduate School’s new director of graduate student advising and engagement in the humanities, ruminates on the complexities of serving the career needs of graduate students, and she wants to hear your thoughts.

  • How PFF Helped Me with My Career Choices

    December 12, 2016


    “My time as a PFF fellow has allowed me to gain insights about the day-to-day life as a professor: insights I would never have been able to make at my own institution; insights that prepared me well for making my own career choices.”

  • Job-Hunting Advice from Human Resources Professionals

    December 12, 2016

    HR panel

    “Required skills” means “required skills,” and other valuable takeaways from a panel of human resources managers hosted by The Graduate School.

  • Alumni Profiles Series: Abbie Langston (Literature)

    December 12, 2016

    Langston, a former Graduate School Administrative Intern, was a 2015 ACLS Public Fellow and now works as a senior associate at PolicyLink, a national research and action institute dedicated to advancing economic and social equity.

  • New Position Will Guide Humanities Graduate Students through Career Paths

    November 1, 2016

    Maria LaMonaca Wisdom, the newly hired director of graduate student advising and engagement for the humanities, will help graduate students explore diverse career paths and develop plans for achieving their career goals.

  • Duke Launching Program to Expand Career Opportunities for Ph.D. Students

    August 10, 2016

    Funded in part by a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the new program will enhance the curriculum and expand career opportunities for doctoral students in the humanities and interpretive social sciences.