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A Devil's Perspective. Raksha '21

It might feel like you’re having a heart attack. Heart pounding, shallow breathing, and hands dripping in sweat. Nails bitten to the root and an unshakeable weight of dread pressed on your chest.  

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A Devil's Perspective. Martha Hagan '21

 Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action is a must-read for anyone looking for clarity and a new perspective on discovering Why we do the things we do. This book will change the way you make decisions, especially when choosing a major, internship, job, or career path! 

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Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center

This is the final post in the Life Hacks series of blog posts. Starting a new job is an expected challenge but how long has it been since you came to Duke and made a whole new set of friends? These tips and resources should help you in this transition.

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Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center

RENTING/HOUSING 

drawing of colorful buildings

Perhaps one of the biggest expenses anyone has is a place to live. Experts recommend that housing not exceed about 30 percent of your take home pay.  These days, that’s not necessarily realistic, but there are a few ways you can work it out to make that rent payment more manageable.  

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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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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
Glasses, coffee cup, pen and book that has Negotiation printed on it.

You’ve completed the interview process and now you’ve received an offer! Congratulations! This is very exciting, as you may feel like things are falling into place and then you start to think about what the offer really means and whether or not you should negotiate.

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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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Christina Plante, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

Why Mind Map 

Image of Mind Map by www.lukeberry.com/career

A mind map is a graphical way to represent ideas and concepts and takes brainstorming to the next level. It is visual thinking tool that helps structure information to better analyze, understand, synthesize, recall and generate new ideas. In a mind map, information is structured in a way that mimics more closely how your brain actually works.

  • Note taking 

  • Brainstorming (individually or in groups) 

  • Problem solving 

  • Studying and memorization 

  • Planning 

  • Presenting information 

  • Gaining insight on complex subjects 

  • Self-awareness  

  • Decision making  

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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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