PhD Plus Professional Development Program

The PhD Plus Professional Development Program is designed to assist engineering PhD students in making effective career decisions and prepare students for success in their professional careers. This program provides summer workshops, seminars, networking opportunities, and internship resources to aid in PhD students' success. 

All PhD students in STEM fields are welcome to attend seminars and workshops throughout the year. In order to complete the program and receive a transcript designation, students must attend 10 seminars or workshops, hold an internship, and participate in networking and outreach events. 

Explore this site for more information about how to join the program, what the requirements are, and what a typical program plan for in incoming student looks like. And, find us on facebook as Duke Ph.D. Plus for more updates and upcoming events! 

Are you interested in joining the Program? Follow this link to sign up! Once you sign up, please join the Sakai site following these instructions

Want help finding an internship? Click hereIf you have done an internship, please fill out this short survey for opportunities to share your internship experiences and network with PhD Plus students and alumni.

If you're interested in joining the leadership team, email Sarah Diringer (PhD Plus Program Chair) at