Welcome Back to the Bluff!

The Center for Career Development is excited to offer support and engagement opportunities to our valued alumni. Alumni Job Seekers are welcome to take advantage of our full range of services enjoyed by students, free of charge. Alumni who are looking to support current students can volunteer as an individual or an employer partner. No matter where you are in your career journey, the Center for Career Development is here to support you. 

Alumni Job Seekers

The Center for Career Development is here to serve our alumni free of charge, throughout their lives. We encourage you to take advantage of the resources and services outlined below.

These appointments allow you a space to refresh your skills in the areas of interviewing and resume/cover letter review, and discuss strategies related to the job search and networking. You can schedule an appointment with your Career Consultant (virtually or in person) by visiting Handshake.

Schedule an Appointment

A wide variety of special events, and workshops are offered throughout the year. Each one is focused on enhancing the professional knowledge of our students and alumni. Additionally, a number of career fairs are offered to assist in the search for full-time and part-time opportunities. 

Join us

Alumni can utilize Focus2, Duquesne’s online career, major and education exploration planning system, for helping you explore career paths, build your career goals, and learn important job information. 

Focus2 gives you free access to a wide range of career assessments that help you explore your values, skills, interests and personality. Based upon your results, it then makes suggestions of possible career paths. It also links you to important career information and resources to help you evaluate your options and make an informed decision. It’s an easy-to-use, one-stop shop for all your career exploration needs!

Use the link below to create your free account, using the access code DUKES.


Big Interview is an on-demand online interview platform allows you to prepare for in person or virtual interviews from the comfort of your home. Contact our office for more information on creating a free account as an alum. 

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DukesConnect, a platform exclusively for Duquesne students and alumni, allows you the chance to connect with former classmates, mentor a student, or expand your network to advance your career. Create your free account with LinkedIn credentials or use your email address at DukesConnect.com.

Questions about our alumni services? Contact Kate Sheridan, Associate Director for Alumni and Employer Networks at sheridank3@duq.edu.

Alumni Volunteers

Career Champions are alumni and parents who recognize the talent, skills, and level of excellence that Duquesne University students possess. DU Career Champions take an active interest in helping students achieve their career goals.

Join DukesConnect to volunteer time as a mentor or offer advice to current students or fellow alumni. Additionally, you can enjoy the benefits of this exclusive virtual networking platform including the member directory to reconnect with former classmates. 


Contribute to students' professional development through workshops, panel presentations, networking, and mock interviewsAdditionally, you can support your academic school by participating in school-specific events and programs. 

Sign Up

There are a variety of ways to support Duquesne and more than 1,000 alumni do so each year as a Duquesne volunteer. “Raise your hand” as a volunteer by completing an interest form for one or more areas that are of interest to you. When you do so, you’ll be notified of future opportunities to volunteer via email. Register for those opportunities that fit your schedule and ability, and pass on those that don’t.

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If you have questions, please contact Kate Sheridan, Associate Director for Alumni and Employer Networks at sheridank3@duq.edu

Alumni Employers #HireADuke

As a Duquesne graduate, you know the value that a Duquesne student can bring to your work place, whether as an intern or fellow employee. We invite you to expand your Duquesne network and Hire a Duke.

  • Career Fairs: Career fairs are an excellent way to maximize recruiting efforts and develop brand awareness. Duquesne University hosts several Career Fairs each year to assist in your recruiting efforts. In addition to our biannual Career Fair held on campus in the Fall and Spring semester, there are other opportunities regionally and program specific that may be of interest to you.
  • On-Campus Interview Program: Our On-Campus Interview Program (OCI) is open to employers who are recruiting candidates for internships and/or career opportunities for graduating students or alumni. We want you to be successful and have a positive experience at Duquesne University.  
  • Workshops & Events: Share your expertise while increasing your company's visibility on campus. Join us in person or virtually as a presenter, resume reviewer, or mock interviewer at one of our events. 
  • Career Road Trips: Let the students come to you! Provide a small group (10-20) students the opportunity to visit your workplace, learn about your company, and meet employees at diverse levels within your organization. This half-day experience will be tailored to your company. This opportunity allows our students to not only engage with your company or organization, but to plant the seeds for a potential professional relationship. 
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  • Internships & Job Opportunities: You can support students and alumni by identifying internships and/or jobs in your company or the organizations to which you belong. These opportunities can be posted on Handshake for students and alumni to access. We also invite you to participate in on campus recruitment events like our biannual Career Fair. 
  • Posting on Handshake: The best way to offer your opportunities to our students is to post them on Handshake. Handshake is a powerful platform for college recruiting and offers many great features for your team.
  • Internships for Credit: Not all internships have to be completed for credit. However, internship credit courses are  offered for various majors and include a minimum hour requirement, the direction of a faculty sponsor, reflection assignments, and evaluations.  
  • Questions? Please contact Kate Sheridan, Associate Director of Alumni and Employer Networks at sheridank3@duq.edu
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Kate Sheridan

Associate Director, Alumni and Employer Networks

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