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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

“My brain has way too many tabs open. 4 of them are frozen and I have no idea where the music is coming from!”

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Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
Very funny 2020!

The world has thrown yet another wrench into 2020.  As you examine your options for the Fall semester, you may be thinking about taking a gap semester or gap year, until you can be back on campus.  We suggested many of these experiences for the Spring, so it may sound familiar, but there are lots of ways to make best use of a few months leave.

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

As you are researching potential companies to apply for jobs or internships, I’m sure you’re taking a lot of things into consideration. You want to determine whether or not these companies will provide the experience you are looking for, the geographic location, the mission and values of the company, the skills you will have an opportunity to use, refine, and learn, and the relationships you will be able to build.

Something else that you may want to think about is, whether diversity is important to you?

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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As you are thinking about using your resume to apply for available opportunities, take some time to review these resume FAQs.

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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On behalf of the Duke University Career Center, I would like to extend a warm congratulations to you, Class of 2024! Woohoo, you’ve made it to Duke! Although this may not be the most typical start of an academic year, we are excited to have you join us and we look forward to serving you throughout your first year and beyond!

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Monique Turrentine, Assistant Director Employer Relations, Duke Career Center
TTEC Recruiting -person jumping on a bean bag and young people celebrating.

I had an engaging conversation with a Duke alum and the recruiting team at TTEC about their new Talent Accelerator Program.

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

Take a look at 7 frequently asked questions I have received this spring/summer, these questions vary from following up with employers, preparing for online interviews, and connecting with alums.

Q: I’ve submitted applications to positions but I haven’t heard back from the recruiters, is it ok for me follow-up?

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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We are all currently in a stage of adjustment and learning how to adapt to our new normal. Whether that may look like doing everything (eating, sleeping, taking classes, working, etc.) from our homes, to being home with our entire families and trying to figure out how to find a quiet place to study, read a book, or simply collect our thoughts.

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Audrey Fenske '09, Program Assistant, Duke Career Center
Instagram Careers

I admit it – I’m a scrolling fiend. Whether it’s staying up-to-date on news and events, checking up on friends, or simply taking a few minutes (okay… many minutes) to unwind, I find myself on Instagram probably too many times during my downtime. To try to alleviate that screen time guilt, I often try to find and follow accounts that I feel might be helpful to my personal development and growth.

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