CHALLENGE: Lack of understanding the U.S. job search.
H-1? Green card? Immigration? Intercompany transfer? Treaty countries? L-1?
Getting to the U.S involves enough paperwork, but what about if you want to stay? Just looking at the lists of forms and deadlines can be daunting enough! Luckily for those who attended the CLG workshop this week, we got an expert to tell us all the information we need to know.
So youâve got that great G.P.A? You excelled at your internships? You are a born leader and great communicator?
Awesome â how about you tell me all about it. No really, sell me on you.
Thatâs the tricky part isnât it? Making sure a future employer or benefactor gets to really see what makes you great and unique. Your rÃ©sumÃ© may look good, but what happens when it is interview time? That is what this weeksâ C.L.G workshop, led by Anita Stockmans, assistant director of counseling and programs at the Career Center, investigated.
The workshop examined how to make your interview experience the most productive and enjoyable possible. We looked at effective preparation, research, techniques for answering questions and much more! Here are the top tips from the workshop.
Written by Vivian Tan, Class of 2017
From the very moment we enter kindergarten our next thirteen or seventeen years are no longer up to us. Sure we can rebel, choose to drop out of school, or elect not to attend college. But we’re all at Duke, so I’m going to go out on limb and say we allowed our lives to be dictated by a cultural hegemony. Our immediate goal was decided for us – do well and move on to the next level of education. Of course we had opportunities to define our interests and seek complementary ventures, but the key word is complementary. With few exceptions we never chose to substitute our end game.
by Monika Jingchen Hu
The dreams of many a female politics/policy wonk were fulfilled this past week when Ellen Moran, former White House Communications Director and Michèle Flournoy, former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, visited Duke.
Moran’s talk on September 20th, cosponsored by the Baldwin Scholars Program and the Women’s Studies Department, focused on how the upcoming election is significant for women candidates and voters.
Flournoy’s lecture tonight will be on how American Grand Strategy is affected by fiscal constraints; however, I was fortunate to sit in on her ladies’ breakfast this morning in which she also discussed work-life balance, being a woman in the national security field and career trajectories.