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Consult with faculty in my program about best practices in my discipline.

Attend research group meetings to learn from more experienced colleagues.

Explore topics offered through Responsible Conduct of Research forums.

Join a professional organization in my discipline. Consult faculty, advanced graduate students, and postdocs (if relevant)  for recommended organizations that align with my research interests. Explore organizations’ websites, join mailing lists (if relevant), and consider attending conferences.

Attend seminars and talks in my program or department.

Join department- or program-specific graduate-student groups, councils, and committees (e.g., Economics Graduate Student Council, Duke’s Biomedical Engineering Society Graduate Chapter, etc.). Find groups aligned with my academic interests at Duke Groups by filtering by the category Academics.

Join a professional organization in my discipline. Consult faculty, advanced graduate students, and postdocs (if relevant)  for recommended organizations that align with my research interests. Explore organizations’ websites, join mailing lists (if relevant), and consider attending conferences.

Explore Triangle-area universities and specialized centers to find research and collaboration opportunities.  Search individual websites for a list of individuals in my field with whom I might collaborate.

To learn about professional dining etiquette, attend the Graduate Etiquette Workshop and Luncheon offered in the fall as part of The Graduate School’s Professional Development Series.

Participate in Orientation Week Mentoring Workshop. Join Duke faculty and graduate students in an informal conversation about establishing supportive mentoring relationships and the role of good mentoring in my success as a graduate student.

Use the Find Funding search tool on The Graduate School’s website to search for Duke-specific funding opportunities.

Consult Duke Libraries resources for expert information on research and publication. Explore resources for graduate students, find my subject specialist librarian, connect with a library expert on data or digital humanities, or learn about library workshops to enhance my data visualization skills.