Program Details

DTech Members are part of the friendly and supportive DTech community which has grown to include over 400 women studying computer science, engineering and math/statistics at Duke. 

Members doing technical summer internships may also apply to become DTech Scholars and participate in our flagship summer program. 

DTech Member Program

The DTech Member Program includes:

  • Activities and on-line resources to enhance students' Duke academic experience and support their career development
  • Opportunities to get to know and collaborate with other Duke students in technical majors 
  • Support from experienced DTech members and alumnae
  • Extensive training and support for technical internship recruiting including access to DTech's database of job opportunities
  • DTech Explore, a new program specifically for students new to tech

DTech Scholar Program

In addition to all the resources provided to DTech Members, the 2021 DTech Scholar Program includes:

Internship Support:  A series of four interactive workshops spread throughout the spring and summer to equip Scholars to make the most of their internships, whether they are in-person or remote.  

  • These will feature advice from previous Scholars, practical exercises for each internship stage, time for reflection, and small group discussions.  
  • Topics will include commonly faced challenges, goal-setting, what to expect on the first day of work, best practices for working with managers and teammates, giving and receiving feedback, asking for help when you’re stuck, networking within your company, preparing for presentations, finishing strong, and capturing accomplishments.

Community:  Every summer, Scholars get to know and support each other by participating in DTech Circles - weekly discussions with 6-8 Scholars.  This year the Circle program will be updated to make it even more impactful.

  • Scholars will be able to request circle groups based on their areas of interest.  For example, depending on Scholars' requests, we may have Circles composed of students doing product management internships, students interested in public policy, students living in the same area, or those in a particular year at Duke.
  • DTech alumnae plan to adopt each circle and participate frequently in circle discussions.  This will be a fun way to get to know women early in their careers as well as other Scholars.

1x1 Mentorship from an Industry Leader:  Scholars will be matched with industry leaders who will mentor them throughout the summer.  DTech is fortunate to have many experienced mentors with a wide range of career and life experiences, and we match mentors based on Scholar’s specific interests and learning goals.  While the mentoring commitment is for the summer, many Scholars continue to have a strong relationship with their mentor for years to follow.

In-Person Events & Retreats:  Usually the DTech summer program includes an array of in-person networking opportunities, social activities and visits to leading tech companies in Raleigh-Durham, Seattle and the Bay Area.  We plan to incorporate these activities into the Summer 2021 program to the extent possible based on Duke guidelines and local advisories around Covid-19 safety.

Summer Housing with other DTech Scholars:  In typical years, the Scholar program includes the opportunity to live with other Scholars in housing arranged by DTech.  This is not currently planned for summer 2021 due to Covid-19.  However, DTech will help connect Scholars with potential roommates and accommodations as needed.