Alumni & Career

One Network. 160,000 alumni. Infinite possibilities.

Graduating from Duke means joining one of the most powerful alumni networks in the world, a global community of 160,000 fellow Dukies who are eager to help you find professional opportunities, settle into new communities, and stay connected to Duke. DAA’s new website,, is the key to accessing all the benefits of being a Duke alum. In the weeks after graduation, new grads will be invited to log in, update their profiles and start connecting with alumni and groups around the world. Be sure to update your address so you get information about the Duke alumni chapter where you live.

Nicholas School Office of Development & Alumni Relations (ODAR)
Graduation Gift to You!

Graduation Gift – Pick up your “Welcome to the Nicholas School Alumni Community” notebook made with recycled materials. 

  • Date: Thursday, April 4
  • Time: Lunch Break; see MP Symposium presentation schedule
  • Location: 2nd Floor, Grainger Hall


  • Date: Friday, April 5
  • Time: Lunch Break; see MP Symposium presentation schedule
  • Location: 2nd Floor, Grainger Hall

Pop-Ups on the PLAZA

The Duke Alumni Association will be giving out exclusive commencement-themed postcards for you to thank all who have supported you throughout your Duke journey. We’ll have other free swag and guest appearances from two of our favorite campus icons – The Blue Devil and Nugget! More information here…

  • Date: April 1
  • Time: 11:30am-2:00pm
  • Location: Bryan Center Plaza


  • Date: April 8
  • Time: 11:30am-2:00pm
  • Location: Bryan Center Plaza


  • Date: April 17
  • Time: 11:30am-2:00pm
  • Location: Bryan Center Plaza

Forever Duke Grad GRAB-AND-GO

Just a few more days until the Forever Duke Grad Grab-And-Go! Graduate and professional students can pick up their commencement gift, receive drink tickets for The Devil’s Krafthouse when they update their information, and learn about all the ways to stay Forever Duke no matter where they’re heading after graduation!

Forever Duke Grad Grab-And-Go

WHEN?       Thursday, May 9, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

                      Friday, May 10, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE?      Penn Pavilion

Visit for more updates on commencement weekend events!

Forever Duke Downtown

Excited for Commencement Weekend? Saturday night is the time to celebrate! Enjoy the BEST discounts at restaurants around Durham at Forever Duke Downtown — open to all graduating students (undergraduate, graduate, professional).

Forever Duke Downtown
Saturday Evening, May 11
Downtown Durham

Visit for a list of participating restaurants, etc updates on commencement weekend events!


Stay connected to Duke on Social Media
  • Facebook Group: Facebook
  • Twitter: @DukeAlumni and @DukeAlumniVideo
  • Instagram: @DukeAlumni

Nicholas School Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC)

Our dedication to your success does not end when you cross the stage at graduation. As alumni, you will always be a treasured part of our community!

Here are 7 ways to tap into our network and enhance your career:

    1. Consult with Career Center staff  for advice on your career transition.
    2. Join our LinkedIn Community. You will get access to thousands of our alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as informative tips and job updates relevant to careers in the environment and natural resources. Regional subgroups help you engage with those in your area.
    3. Find entry-level jobs on Duke Environment Career Link. Email us to get an account. For mid-to-senior level jobs, join our LinkedIn Jobs & Opportunities subgroup.
    4. Get your lifetime Duke email address. The address can be used to forward messages no matter how often you change jobs or email providers. Register for yours today.
    5. Find interns, employees, or consultants for your organization. The Career Center can help you develop internships, take advantage of pro bono student consulting, and recruit top-quality candidates.
    6. Coach current students. Contact us to discuss opportunities to build relationships with students or foster partnerships between your organization and the Nicholas School.
    7. Stay engaged and go back to class with the Nicholas School’s Executive Education program. We offer continuing education and short course opportunities on campus, online, and in select regional locations.  Email us for more information.

Tap into the Duke Alumni Association and engage with the Nicholas School Alumni Network. Explore the website for many resources, events, and opportunities.