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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

Congratulations class of 2023, you made it through your first year at Duke! I hope that you were able to adjust well in your new environment, learn to navigate through some of your resources, and make new friends! As you are navigating your summer during these unprecedented times, we would like to make sure that you know the Career Center is available for you via remote access, even throughout the summer. We are here to guide you as you move forward this summer and as you think about what your sophomore year may bring. Take a look at these five things you can do to make sure you are spending your time wisely and preparing for your first semester as a sophomore.

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Jennifer Levy, Assistant Director Graduate Student Career Services
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Conducting a job search can be difficult even during normal circumstances. Now, given the current situation with COVID-19, navigating a search may be even more challenging. However, there are resources and people that can help you.

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Anne Lyford, Associate Director, Duke Career Center
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Congratulations on securing your remote internship! Over the past few weeks, I’ve connected with many recruiters and listened in on a number of webinars regarding COVID-19’s impact on early talent recruiting.  There have been a range of topics explored, but for this posting I will focus on the information and advice employers have shared regarding hosting remote interns. 

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Blog Author:
Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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This spring has been like none other as we all are managing transitions and adjusting to our temporary new normal for potentially the next few months or so.

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Jennifer Levy, Assistant Director Graduate Student Career Services, Duke Career Center

Curious about what STEM faculty roles are like at institutions beyond R1s (doctoral universities with very high research activity) and if they would be a good fit for you? Here are some takeaways from a recent panel discussion we held as part of Duke’s Academic Job Search Series titled, STEM Faculty Careers Beyond R1 Institutions.

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Catherine Allen, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center

It is really easy to hang your hat on a singular experience. Or, to spend months, years or a lifetime waiting for that one opportunity,

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April was supposed to be my time. As someone who had decided to pursue a future career in policy and public sector jobs, I always knew that I wasn’t likely to start getting traction on the job front until late in the Spring semester of my senior year. For those of you who don’t know, for your average policy job, most seniors don’t get hired until April, May, or even later.

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Audrey Fenske, T’09
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From my first year at Duke!

Current Duke students, you have had to deal with an unprecedented semester in an unpredictable world. I know some of you may be navigating some change in your summer plans, which unfortunately may include some shifts in your internships or other summer jobs.

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Blog Author:
Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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Many international students who are in the U.S. for school and are pursuing a job search may be thinking about staying in the country post-graduation, returning home to work, or moving to another country. If you fall into any one of these categories, your job search will undoubtedly have some unique challenges.

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Rachel Coleman, Associate Director, Duke Career Center

Goal setting? Right now? It’s understandable that some may see goal setting as a fruitless effort considering how out of control circumstances seem to be at the moment.

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That said, particularly in times of uncertainty, goal setting can help to reduce stress as well as regain a sense of control and normalcy.

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