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How to Partner With Duke Engineering

By partnering with Duke, your organization can access a world-class educational resource for your employees and executives.

Plus, through that same partnership, your organization can make a direct and meaningful impact on the lives of Duke students. Your organization's challenges become immersive, hands-on learning opportunities of the kind that differentiate a Duke Engineering education.

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Ways to Partner

High-Impact Educational Programs

Duke Engineering students learn hands-on about emerging technologies. We've designed educational programs with flexibility—including part-time and online options.

Our working professional learners build in-demand skills they can use in the workplace immediately. 

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Partnership Examples

Research Partnerships

Duke Engineering has a long history of successful research partnerships with industry.

Our partners have generously supported research and education that aligns with organizational strategy and goals.

And, they have made formal agreements to sponsor research that has created mutually beneficial collaborations.

Opportunities include:

Create a Partnership

Please contact us to inquire about research partnership opportunities.

Student Projects and Student Consulting

Our undergraduate and master’s degree programs provide hands-on experience through real-world projects sponsored by our industry partners.

Students gain career experience while industry partners benefit from solutions crafted by our well-trained students.

Opportunities include:

  • Capstone Project Sponsorships—Teams of students nearing educational program completion work on authentic problems or opportunities proposed by industry sponsors. Students manage projects directly with client sponsors, who receive a full presentation of the team's proposed solution
  • Data Science & AI Industry Affiliates—Affiliate enterprises work with faculty to develop hands-on student practicum projects on topics touching on data science and artificial intelligence
  • Consulting Practicums—A practicum offers an organization the opportunity to partner with and mentor future industry leaders who are studying engineering management

Engage With Our Students

Interested in participating? Contact us.

Interns and Employee Recruitment

Our team includes dedicated staff members who assist employers in meeting Duke Engineering students and understanding their exceptional work and qualifications.

We help facilitate employee and intern recruiting through:

  • TechConnect Career Networking Events—Meet the best and brightest, ready to help you build your organization
  • Facilitating informal “coffee chats” with students
  • Making connections to schedule class lectures and tech talks
  • Introduction to relevant student organizations

Recruit at Duke Engineering

Industry Advisory Boards

Our industry advisory boards bring together leaders from a wide range of industry sectors, many of them Duke Engineering alumni.

Board members offer expertise and critical insights that aid in curriculum review, recruiting and internships. They get an inside view of what a partnership with Duke Engineering can offer and a role in helping shape engineering education aligned with the needs of students and industry.

Join Us

Request a meeting with our Industry Relations team to discuss joining an industry advisory board.

Request a Meeting

Contact Duke to discuss your partnership possibilities.

Mike Salvino

“It is exciting to see Duke Engineering take the lead in bringing such a timely and nimble model of education that fits the speed of innovation in industry.”

Mike Salvino
President & CEO, DXC Technology