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Isabella Wang
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This week, we travel to Latvia in northeastern Europe, the middle of the three Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania). Latvia borders the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Riga, with Estonia to the north, Russia to the East, Belarus to the southeast, and Lithuania to the south. Latvia also has one of the world’s oldest flags (only surpassed by Denmark)! Its current flag has been in use since 1280.

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A Devil's Perspective. Ivy Jiang '21

Is your room getting messy? Have no fear! The Career Center has curated and released virtual backgrounds for your Zoom needs. Check them out in the "Virtual Zoom Backgrounds" album on our Facebook!

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Rebecca Melaku
Zhaochen and Audrey

Some consider the chilly weather to be the herald of autumn, while others consider it to be the changing color of leaves. According to Dr. Zhaochen Luo and Ms. Audrey Fenske, though, one of the true markers of the new season is enjoying a meal in the company of good friends.

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Rebecca Melaku
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For this week’s flag of the week, we’re taking you to the heart of Africa: Zambia. This landlocked nation is bordered by eight countries, of which include the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Malawi to the east, Zimbabwe to the south, and Angola to the west. The capital city of Zambia is Lusaka, which is home to almost 3 million inhabitants. As of 2020, approximately 17.4 million people live in Zambia.

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Mask your face (not your voice), selective org planning pause, and #FindSanctuary with Duke Chapel

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Happy October!  

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COVID reminders

10 OR FEWER (YES, STILL)

While North Carolina regulations have recently changed, all Duke students are still required to adhere to university requirements limiting informal gatherings indoors or outdoors to 10 persons or fewer. These precautions should be practiced both on campus and off! The discipline you've shown so far is the reason we've been able to continue our classes and student life on campus. Keep up the good work!

Duke Gardens REMINDER

While many of us here in Durham would love an afternoon spent wandering Duke Gardens, sharing a gentle reminder that the gardens remain closed. Only very limited student access is permitted, and only for approved academic purposes through reservation by faculty or staff.

Goods news though—Duke has lots of other open green space to study or hang out in on campus while getting your nature fix! 

 

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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Have you found a subject that you’re really interested in and then find yourself thinking, what can I do with a major in this? If so, trust me when I tell you that you are not alone. To be very honest, I posed that same question to my adviser when I was in undergraduate school.

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Isabella Wang
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This week, we travel to Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia. It is one of the world’s 45 landlocked nations, but it also has Issyk-Kul, a beautiful high-altitude lake that is 113 miles long. Mountains cover about 80% of the country, leading some to describe it as the “Switzerland of Central Asia”.

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

First years, as you continue to navigate Duke and explore various resources, the Career Center would like for you use your Duke Career Center website as a valuable resource. In doing so, we would like to share with you the top six places you should visit on the site. This information can be helpful as you are trying to understand the services the Career Center provides, updating your resumes, and thinking about major selection.

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Catherine Allen, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center

Technical interviewing is a standard part of any technical internship or job role. If you find yourself applying to tech roles that require programming/coding, then preparing for this type of interview is key to getting an offer. In the new Technical Interviewing Guide, available on our website, there is an overview of the technical interview process as well as resources to help you prepare. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the information you will find:

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Rebecca Melaku
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Reminiscing about the end of summer? Join us this week for a trip to Samoa! This island nation is located in Oceania in the South Pacific, and it consists of two main islands, Savai’i and Upolu. Apia is the capital city, which is located on Upolu. Samoa is neighbored by several islands, including American Samoa, Tokelau, Niue, Tonda, and Fiji. However, the International Date Line places Samoa 24 hours ahead of its closest neighbor, American Samoa.

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