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.

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Seminar Speakers

Fall 2021

Spring 2021

  • Betsy Grider (BA ’04), Chief Strategy Officer, Patron Technology [Technology Development & Commercialization]
  • Anand Saokar (MBA ‘07), Director, Supply Chain, Lowe’s [Operations & Supply Chain Management]
  • Gowri Rao Krishnamurthy (MEM ’11), Product Manager, Facebook [Product Management]
  • Jessica Lesesky, Chief Revenue Officer, Spoonflower [Tech Founders & Innovators]
  • Chip Franzén (BA, ’09), Data Science Lead, Granular [Data Analytics & Machine Learning]
  • Erik Anderson (MEM, ’18), Clinical Applications Specialist, Synaptive Medical [Customer Experience & Product Design]
  • Kelly Ennis Pelehach (BA ’08), Group Manager, Global Supply Management – Software & Connectivity, Tesla [Operations & Supply Chain Management]
  • Bhargav Kode, (MEM ’08), Product, RevenueWell [Product Management]
  • Simone Pitre (BS, BA ‘16), Senior Marketing Analyst, Mastercard [Data Analytics & Machine Learning]
  • Swetha Iyer (MEM ’16), VP, Bank of America [Technology Development & Commercialization]
  • Somana Konganda (MEM ’06), Director, GM Global Store, Amazon
  • Internship Showcase


Fall 2021

  • Achieving Objectives in Organizations
  • Community Service: Professional Development through Volunteerism
  • Film & Discussion:  Mercury 13
  • Leading through Laughter
  • Relationships That Accelerate Success (remote)
  • Respectful Workplace Culture: Rights and Responsibilities
  • Time Management
  • Understanding U.S. Politics
  • Wellness & Self Care

Spring 2021

  • Achieving Objectives in Organizations
  • Better at Interviews: Explaining How You Align
  • Culture Active
  • Keys to Success: Internships
  • Keys to Success: My First Job (After Grad School) [Alumni Panel]
  • Keys to Success: Working Remotely [Alumni Panel]
  • Tech Topics Seminar: Cybersecurity
  • The Importance of Saying 'No'
  • Time Management
  • Writing a Research Report