Blog

Strong advising helps students identify their academic and personal goals and develop a plan that integrates classroom and co-curricular experiences to achieve those goals.  The Academic Advising Center (AAC) is focused on helping students as they identify and articulate these goals during their first two years at Duke.  As director of the AAC, I am pleased to provide an overview of advising at Duke and familiarize you with the advising resources that can enhance your student’s time at Duke.

Because Duke offers so many academic and co-curricular opportunities, no student can be adequately advised by a single individual.   That is why we have a network of advisors to support students and why we encourage students to connect with multiple members of their advising network.  The key players for each student are described below.

Blog Author:
Larry Moneta, VP for Student Affairs

Dear students,

I'm writing to update you on options for supporting relief efforts for those devastated by the hurricanes in the Caribbean, the earthquakes in Mexico and other comparable disasters across the world. We are working on a comprehensive relief site that we hope to have posted by next week which will serve as our ongoing repository of information about how we as a community and as individuals can help the overwhelming number of people tragically affected by these incredible events. 

In the meantime, I want to call your attention to a set of options put together by several groups of students. Here's what they've asked me to share:

Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi

 

Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles, in the Caribbean region of North America. It is 34 kilometers in length and up to 23 km in width, covering an area of 432 square kilometers. It is situated in the western area of the North Atlantic and 100 km east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea; therein, it is about 168 km east of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and 400 km north-east of Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados is outside of the principal Atlantic hurricane belt. Its capital and largest city is Bridgetown.

Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi

    Italy is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican City. Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal and Mediterranean climate. Due to its shape, it is often referred to in Italy as lo Stivale (the Boot). With 61 million inhabitants it is the fourth most populous EU member state.

Blog Author:
Nathan Wilson, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
Thumbnail

Career fairs are perhaps the best vehicle for connecting job seekers and employers. They give students direct access to employer representatives, and employers direct access to an entire crop of eager job seekers. Win-win. Slam dunk. Home run.

But what if you’re not currently seeking a job? What if you’re a curious first-year student without a declared major? What if you have absolutely no clue what you want to do, much less where you want to do it?

The Greek poet Hesiod warned,
“It won’t always be summer; build barns.”

Thumbnail

Duke Student Health Nutrition

Welcome to Duke!

Whether you are a first year student away from home for the first time, or returning as an upperclassman and ready to explore your dining options on West, you might want some tips about how to eat well on campus. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Think of healthy eating as having three components, timing, balance and mindfulness.

Blog Author:
Student Affairs

Dear Class 2021,

I hope you are having a great start to your fall semester!

Duke Dining has reviewed first year students’ dining patterns and preferences and will increase access to meals as an enhancement to the current East Campus dining model.

As of Monday, September 11 both Plans H and I will provide nine Dinner/Brunch meals at the Marketplace in place of the seven meals previously available to you. There will be no additional cost for these extra meals.

Departments:
Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi

Pakistan, is a country in South Asia and on junction of West Asia, Central Asia and East Asia. It is the fifth-most populous country with a population exceeding 207.77 million people. In terms of area, it is the 33rd-largest country spanning 881,913 square kilometers. Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometer coastline along the Arabian Sea and its Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China in the far northeast, respectively. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in the north-west, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.

Blog Author:
Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center

Have you ever thought to yourself “Gee, I LOVE my theoretical math major! But I don’t want to be an academic . . . what the heck can I DO with it?”