Directors of Academic Engagement

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

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Natural & Quantitative Sciences
  • 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
 

Natural & Quantitative Sciences

Natural & Quantitative Sciences

Social Sciences

Social Sciences

 

Make a DAE Appointment

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
  • 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"
  • "What should I do with my summer?"
  • "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!