Duke Leadership Academy Scholars Profile

Kirsten Shaw

Kirsten Shaw

Title: Assistant Director, Corporate and Industry Relations
Senior Management Area: Pratt School of Engineering
Class Year: 2014

Kirsten Shaw connects Duke Engineering students with Industry.

With over fifteen years of experience in recruiting and the staffing industry, Kirsten brings industry knowledge and energy to the Industry Relations team at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering. Kirsten has experience working alongside all levels of management and leadership to build and grow programs to benefit a variety of industry sectors. Her primary focus at Duke is to provide industry facing outreach to connect industry with engineering students and to develop programs for internships and sponsorships. These connections allow Duke Engineers to apply their engineering skills and an excellent Liberal Arts education to real time, relevant work. Duke TechConnect, the Professional Practice and Research Opportunity Program for Students (PPROPS) and First Friday dinners are a few of the programs she has developed at Pratt.

In addition, Kirsten coordinates special projects for the Professional Masters Programs including the Industrial Advisory Board and works closely with the Duke University Career Center to give oversight and support to special events, programs and workshops for Duke Engineering students. Prior to joining Duke, Kirsten managed the company-wide intern program for Micron Technology; a US based Semiconductor Company, had a brief stint in the temporary staffing industry with Kelly Staffing Services, and held various recruiting and account management roles with CompHealth, a physician recruitment and staffing firm. Kirsten is a North Carolina native and attended NC State University.