Directors of Academic Engagement

Directors of Academic Engagement are specialized advisors, DAEs for short. We meet with Trinity and Pratt students of all class years and majors and offer four specialty areas:

  • Global & Civic Engagement
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Natural & Quantitative Sciences (*on hiatus until Spring 2020)
  • Social Sciences

You can see one or several DAEs, in any order, at any time, and as often as you want.

Arts & Humanities

Arts & Humanities

Global & Civic Opportunities

Global & Civic Opportunities

Natural & Quantitative Sciences

Natural & Quantitative Sciences

Social Sciences

Social Sciences

What we do for students

  • Explain key differences between programs and departments to help you find what's right for you
  • Create four-year plans for different major/ minor/ certificate scenarios
  • Share co-curricular opportunities linked to your interests, including some you might not hear of otherwise
  • Recommend faculty members for you to get to know (and coach you on how to approach them)
  • Make suggestions on how and when to get involved in research
  • Figure out how and if you can make study abroad and civic engagement part of your academic plan
  • Help you set goals, reflect and PRIORITIZE to get the most from your time at Duke

Students typically OPT in to see a DAE when they have questions like these:

  • "I'm torn between a couple different fields or opportunities, and I don't know how to decide"
  • "I feel like I should be more involved on campus, where do I start?"
  • "What should I do with my summer?"
  • "I want to study abroad, but I don't think I can fit it in with my major/pre-med/engineering curriculum"
  • "I love this major, but I don't know what I can do with it career wise"
  • "Everybody around me is talking about getting involved in research, but I don't actually know what that means"

It's never too early or too late to see a DAE!