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Due to industry demand and a shift in recruiting trends, many consulting firms will now begin internship recruiting on college campuses during the 2016 fall semester.   This is a change from the past when internship recruitment was limited to later, in the spring semester.  Because of this change, students interested in consulting, will begin interviewing for internships three to five months earlier, in September. 

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Katie Smith, Assistant Director, Counseling and Programs, Duke University Career Center

Thumbnail Recently, 2015 computer science alumnus YJ Yang spoke to a crowd of students on coding interview strategies as part of the Fannie Mitchell Expert in Residence Program.

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Ross Wade, assistant director of career services, Duke Engineering/Professional Master’s Programs

CHALLENGE: Lack of understanding the U.S. job search.

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David Jarmul

Whitney Arey studied abroad three times as a Duke student before graduating in 2012. Now she's abroad again, this time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa.

She's not alone. The Peace Corps announced Tuesday that Duke is back on its list of "top volunteer-producing colleges and universities." Duke currently has 18 alumni serving as volunteers worldwide, placing it No. 16 on the federal agency's list for "medium schools." It last appeared on the list in 2011, at No. 25. Since the Peace Corps was established in 1961, 706 Duke graduates have served among more than 215,000 Americans as volunteers in 139 countries worldwide.

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By Tammy J. Samuels, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

Talking about one’s failures is not an easy thing to do.  In fact, you would probably prefer to leave it out of almost any conversation.  When it comes to telling your story as a job seeker, showcasing your failure may not be all that bad. Now, does this mean you dump your failures into the conversation without purpose or meaning?  Absolutely not.  There’s a time and a place for everything and the interview is most likely the best place for it.  Typically, in the interview, you are likely to get the question about weaknesses, which would seem the most obvious place to insert failures however, what if you don’t get the question?  Do you still want to talk about failure?  I say yes!

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Ross Wade

How to tell your professional story in six words

Thumbnail By Ross Wade, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center, Pratt Professional Masters Programs

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Ross Wade

Telling Your Story:
Three tips for developing and sharing your professional story via social media


Thumbnail By Ross Wade, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center, Pratt Professional Masters Programs

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