Prepared for Anything

Ask any graduating Duquesne senior how they feel about the next step in their lives and you'll hear the same answer: "Prepared." We'll make sure you have the professional confidence, impressive experience and powerful networks you need to get a running start on a meaningful career. 

Duquesne's Center for Career Development

Whether you are a student just beginning college or a Duquesne University graduate, the Center for Career Development is here to support you at every stage of your professional journey. We help students and alumni explore careers, connect with employers, and develop professional and job search skills through programs, events, and one-on-one career counseling. 

Throughout your professional life, we'll always be in your corner. The relationships you make here—with your peers, faculty, and the entire Duquesne family—are supportive inspiring and never stop giving.

Career and Major Exploration with Focus2Career

Duquesne’s Center for Career Development is here to help you find a major and career path that is right for you!  Students and alumni can utilize Focus2, Duquesne’s online career, major and education exploration planning system for helping you choose a major, 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 and Duquesne majors that could be a fit for you. 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!

Students, sign in using your MultiPass credentials to get started! If you are an alumni, you can create your free account by using the access code DUKES.

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Graduate Outcomes

This Graduate Outcomes Survey comprised students who graduated in August 2020, December 2020 and May 2021.

91%career outcomes rate

Individuals reported being employed, continuing education, completing volunteer service, or serving in the military.

73%of those continuing education reported they will attend Duquesne University.

75%had one or more career-related internships

For our students, the average number of internship experiences reported was 3.


Upcoming Events

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Business Practice Interviews (Virtual)

Practice your interviewing skills with an employer! Get feedback on perfecting your answers!Visit...

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Make time for YOU during Mid-Terms!

The Center for Career Development will set up a pop-up location on the 2nd floor of the...

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"Pass it On" Networking Night

Alumni Engagement and the Duquesne Black Alumni Network (DUBAN) invite students to join...

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Hear from Students and Alumni

Profile picture of alumnus Jeffrey Brown Jr.

You'll be surprised at what they can offer you if you just stop by and say hello. It doesn't matter whether you know what you want to do or not.

Jeffrey Brown Jr. '23 Information Technology and Digital Development Program at WESCO

I began utilizing DukesConnect to network with fellow Dukes and it's been so much more than a social network for me, it's been a lifeline! Not only have I connected with alumni and Career Center staff, but it's great for virtually networking during these crazy times with events such as Coffee and Connections or Dining with Dukes. If you're not utilizing this resource, sign up now!

Heather Paytas '00
Photo of alumna Maria Doench with baseball field and stadium in the background.

When I participated on the DU Career Center's Career Road Trip to the Columbus Blue Jackets, it helped me to take initiative on my own career in sports. We got the chance to talk with Duquesne Alumni who have made it to the executive level of their organization and learn first hand what it takes to get there.

Maria Doench '22 Event Services Coordinator, Texas Rangers Baseball Club

Meet the Team

Nicole Feldhues

Nicole Feldhues

Director, Center for Career Development

Kim Pierce

Kim Pierce

Coordinator for Recruiting, Data, and Systems

Lauren Watson

Lauren Watson

Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Experiential Learning

Julie Brand

Julie Brand

Assistant Director/Career Consultant for Business

Bethany Gary

Bethany Gary

Assistant Director/Career Consultant for Liberal Arts, Music, and Education

Lauren Tudor

Lauren Tudor

Assistant Director/Career Consultant for Sciences and Healthcare

Lynn Schwartzmiller

Lynn Schwartzmiller

Administrative Assistant, Center for Career Development


Let's Connect.

We are excited to connect with you, our valued students, alumni, and employers, to determine how we can best support you.

Center for Career Development

Schedule an appointment with a Career Consultant