The Fitzpatrick Center at Duke in autumn.

Unique Training and Experiences

The A. James Clark Scholars Program incorporates these required activities into the Duke Engineering curriculum without increasing the total course count required for graduation:

First Year

  • Pre-orientation program on leadership and resilience
  • Group service experience in Durham, North Carolina

Sophomore Year

  • Startup Founder’s Workshop course – discover customer needs and market opportunities
  • Service-learning experience

Junior Year

  • Prototyping or advanced design experience
  • Courses on startup management and accounting
  • Leadership training

Third Summer

  • Focused, summer-long entrepreneurship program
  • Weekly seminars on startup strategy and tactics
  • Travel to pitch your startup ideas

Senior Year

  • Job placement support
  • Clark Scholars celebration at graduation