Class of 2022–Give This A Shot for the Next 30 Days!

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

Class of 2022, now that classes have ended and you’re out for the summer, you probably have fun and amazing things planned this summer to occupy your time. Have you thought about exploring new skills, hobbies, or interests? If you haven’t, take some time and think about what you would like to try within the next 30 days–then actually do it!

This will give you a chance to learn something new and exciting, add to your personal story as you begin to share those with different individuals, and of course you can add it to the awesome things you’ve accomplished this summer!
I recommend this brief, three minute TEDx Talk by Matt Cutts. It will give you some inspiration and good examples, watch Try Something New For 30 Days.


After your 30 days are completed, take some time to reflect on your experience:

  • What did you learn?
  • Did you enjoy it?
  • Is this something you would like to continue to pursue?
  • What would you be interested in trying next?

If you found a new passion and would like to talk through how this new-found skill, interest, or hobby can play a role in your experience at Duke, maybe how you can talk about it as part of your story, or even how you might include it in your resume, feel free to schedule an appointment with a career adviser through CareerConnections!