Seminar & Workshop Series

Our students learn critical skills from dedicated experts

Through our professional development seminar and workshop series, Duke Engineering Management students develop professional skills through a weekly seminar and workshop series.

Students are required to complete seven (7) workshops organized through course EGRMGMT 501. It is offered in both the spring and fall semesters.

Like symbol-thumbs up“This seminar really helped students realize that people around us have quite different cultural and career backgrounds. The seminar also offered ideas for us to promote ourselves, which was quite useful.”

Student Seminar Feedback
Fall 2018

Seminars and Workshops

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Seminar Speakers

Spring 2020

* Duke Engineering graduate

Fall 2019

  • Jimmie Lenz, D.B.A., Academic Director, Financial Technology Master's Program
  • Ali Safavi, CEO & Founder, Grenova Solutions, MEM, '12

  • Prashant Subramaniam, Strategic Sourcing Manager, Google Hardware, MEM, '10

  • Shelley Westman, Principal/Partner, Cybersecurity, Ernst & Young

  • Vivek Singh, Senior Engagement Lead, Tredence, Inc.

  • Mike Frost, Director of Product Management, NICE Actimize

  • Dave Subburaj, Vice President of Client Services - High Tech, Telecom and Professional Services, Gartner

  • Grace Marhaba, Territory Account Manager, Cisco


Fall 2020

  • 7 Habits for Highly Effective People
  • Aging in the U.S.
  • Art of Self Promotion
  • Build Relationships That Accelerate Success
  • Business Etiquette Luncheon
  • Culture Active
  • Ethics & STEM
  • Improvisational Theater: Professional Applications
  • Introduction to Product Management
  • Leading with Laughter
  • Learning to Fail
  • On-Camera Communication
  • Pursuing Professional Excellence: The Importance of Gender Equity
  • Storytelling Skills for Engineers
  • Strengths Finder Coaching Sessions
  • The Future of Work
  • Understanding U.S. Politics
  • Wellness & Self Care

Spring 2020

  • Build Relationships That Accelerate Success
  • Cross-Functional Leadership
  • F-1 & H-1B Visas:  Your Rights & Responsibilities
  • Film & Reflection:  Inside Job
  • High Performance Mindset & Self-Advocacy
  • Managing Presentation Anxiety
  • Maximize Your Time:  Schedule & Calendar Management
  • Moving to 100%
  • Rock Climbing:  Adaptability & Resilience
  • Storytelling Skills for Engineers
  • Strengths Finder Coaching Sessions
  • Visual Presentation Design & Delivery
  • Wellness & Self Care
  • Who’s in the Driver’s Seat?  Understanding Motivation and Mindset
  • Working It Out:  Exercise to Improve Mental Health

Lightbulb icon"This amazing activity boosted the spirit of teamwork as well as induced strategic thinking in all team members. I participated with an amazing set of people who were open to ideas and respected each other's point of view."

Student Workshop Feedback—"Electric Maze"
Fall 2018