Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Peer Success Leader
Peer Success Leader are student academic leaders who work with academic deans, college advisors, and directors of academic engagement. Peer Success Leader share how to form mentoring relationships with faculty, navigate online registration, and help students learn to distinguish what is merely popular from what is individually meaningful to them in their course selections.
Guidance Along the Way
Our academic advisors are here to help you make the best use of everything that Duke has to offer.
All incoming students are assigned a college advisor—a faculty or staff member to advise you about academic pathways, help choose courses, provide guidance on curricular issues and opportunities, and connect you with other advisors at Duke.
Once you declare your major your sophomore year, you’ll be assigned an advisor within your major to be utilized alongside your existing college advisor.
Duke offers specialized advising for students considering graduate or professional schools in law, health, and business. Preprofessional advisors counsel students on applying to programs and provide information on career opportunities.
Directors of Undergraduate Studies
Every department at Duke has a director of undergraduate studies who works with all Duke students, not just those who have declared a major. Their mission is to help students learn more about specific majors, get engaged in research, and more.
Visit the Academic Advising Center
Support for Inquiry and Investigation
Over half of our undergraduates participate in mentored research experience before they graduate. Research experience can begin in your first year at Duke, or it can wait until your senior year. The Undergraduate Research Support Office can help point you to projects that match your interests and identify funding for your research.
Faculty mentors in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities provide guidance to undergraduates participating in research projects, no matter the size or scope. As students advance in their research, they become more independent as they advance skills in inquiry, problem solving, and analysis.
Directors of Academic Engagement
Directors of Academic Engagement (DAE) work with students to define their academic goals and seek opportunities for academic exploration within and beyond the traditional classroom such as a Bass Connection project.
Wander with Direction
As much as our students love being at Duke, they also have an appetite for global perspectives and experiences. Through one-on-one advising, students have the opportunity to incorporate domestic and international learning and civic opportunities into their academic plan.
Global Ed Advisors
Duke Engage Advisors
Beyond Your Four Years
The Duke Career Center provides resources for students and alumni to explore opportunities that merge their education, values, goals, skills, and experiences in order to identify their career aspirations. Services at the Career Center include career counseling and resumé feedback.