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Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
That horrifying moment when you're looking for an adult but you realize that you are an adult. So you look around for an older adult. and adultier adult someone better at adulting than you.

When you talk to one of us about your friends, your roommate, and other students around you at Duke, most often you refer to one another as kids?  “What are other kids in my major doing?  What questions do other kids ask you?”   

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Rachel Coleman's 4 Tips for increasing odds of success in Job/Internship search.

At the Career Center, advisers often hear students share the number of positions they’ve applied to during their searches: 50, 100, 200, or even more! While this approach may seem like it would be effective, in reality, that’s not often the case.

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Blog Author:
Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
Frequently asked question

Hi sophomores! These are answers to questions we typically receive from students who are in their sophomore year. Hopefully, this will provide you with some

answers to questions you may have or provide guidance. 

1. What does the Career Center do? 

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Flow Traders Spotlight with Duke Alumni, Chris Arora '19

Chris Arora '19 headshot

Chris Arora graduated from Duke in 2019 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science. He joined Flow Traders’ Graduate Trader program in the Fall of 2019. We caught up for a quick Q&A to share more about Chris’ experience trading at Flow Traders.

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A Devil's Perspective. Raksha '21

As a senior reflecting on my four years at Duke, I’ve embarked on a lot of adventures. I picked up a minor I never expected, lived experiences which completely changed my perspective, and decided on a career path that I didn’t even realize existed four years ago. So here’s a short bucket list to guide you in your exploration of all Duke has to offer.

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A Devil's Perspective. Martha Hagan '21

Picking a major is an exciting part of your college career! It is one of the first big decisions you make when getting to school. Some students know exactly what they will major in when applying to college whereas others want to explore a variety of departments before choosing.

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A Devil's Perspective. Kennede Lewin-Occenad '23

When I was a first year, I had a fear of resumes. I did not know how to do the formatting, what experiences to include, or how to describe my experiences.  I went the entire first semester of college ignoring that resumes existed because I was lost. However, one day I mustered up the courage to go to Drop-in Career Advising at the Career Center.

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A Devil's Perspective. Kira Ward '22

Duke is a breadbasket of opportunity and all it takes is a quick perusal of the class Facebook pages, DukeGroups, or really any bulletin board on campus to find countless experiences that bill themselves as transformative or life-changing.

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A Devil's Perspective. Raksha Doddabele '21.

Last year, I frantically emailed the Stanback Fellowship Program and a trusted professor to ask if I should accept a summer internship offer from Greenpeace or gamble on receiving offers from the marine science programs I had applied to.  

Their responses stated: we can’t make the decision for you. 

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