Ask A Blue Devil

With a community of more than 175,000 alumni, Ask A Blue Devil will connect you with the best Duke alumni experts who can help you with advice and introductions.

You ask.

They answer.

Blue Devils love helping students and fellow alumni. So what’s one question you have for someone who’s done what’s ahead of you?

First, I want to say thank you. Ask a Blue Devil has been such an amazing system for me. Both times I have used it I have been contacted by multiple generous alum. Most recently it has helped me find a remote internship for this summer. I definitely intend to use Ask a Blue Devil again and would highly recommend it to others.

Peter L.

DUKE ’21

The Duke Community is differentiated by its overabundance of engaged, helpful and expert alumni in all fields and all parts of the world. “Ask a Blue Devil” facilitates connections between community members needing assistance and alumni that can provide it. When I needed mentorship, support and encouragement for an unfamiliar project, I turned to the platform. In short order I received boundless, genuine support and guidance from accomplished and expert alumni. This very powerful tool should be utilized by those seeking knowledge or new understanding.

Mark B.


I think the best part of this platform is that I can do less reaching out on my part and have relevant people answer me at the same time.

Jack X.

DUKE ’20


How does it work?

You ask for advice.

Need help with an idea or active startup? Wondering about career options?

We recruit.

Our technology (powered by Protopia) uses AI to find the best, available experts to answer you.

Get answers.

We “hunt” until you have one or more responses. Delivered right to your email inbox.

Say ‘Thank you.’

Build your network by thanking the alum and continuing to stay in touch (such as via LinkedIn).

Not sure how to ask? We’ve got a short video that will turn you into a networking rock star.

Need inspiration?

Go ahead and ask

It has never been simpler to get help from others that have done what’s ahead of you. Seriously.

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