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Audrey Fenske '09, Program Assistant, Duke Career Center
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One of the easiest ways to begin networking successfully is to develop and practice a 30-second elevator pitch to introduce yourself to employers.

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
Frequently asked questions. Top 5.

1. What resources are available to start my internship or job search? 

You have quite a lot of options to use to assist you in your search. These are some good resources to help you get started: 

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Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
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Many industries have a wide-reaching variety of opportunities available, which sometimes makes it difficult to know what one can do with a degree or interest in that subject.

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Christina Plante, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

Why Mind Map 

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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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Blog Author:
Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
Explore Careers.

Career and major exploration can be one of the most important, and the most frustrating, pieces of figuring out what to do with your life.  In the Career Center, we like for you to focus on values, skills and competencies, rather than major equals career; the more skills you build and the more able y

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
Resources for First-Gen and LI Undergraduates and Graduate Students

Navigating college as a first-generation and/or low-income student can be challenging in itself. Not knowing the resources that are available and how to access them can make things even more difficult. Did you know that there are quite a few Duke and non-Duke resources available to assist and support you throughout your college experience?

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

If you are a student who identifies as Black, Latinx, or Indigenous, your unique experiences and culture play a huge role in who

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Blog Author:
Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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Have you found a subject that you’re really interested in and then find yourself thinking, what can I do with a major in this? If so, trust me when I tell you that you are not alone. To be very honest, I posed that same question to my adviser when I was in undergraduate school.

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

First years, as you continue to navigate Duke and explore various resources, the Career Center would like for you use your Duke Career Center website as a valuable resource. In doing so, we would like to share with you the top six places you should visit on the site. This information can be helpful as you are trying to understand the services the Career Center provides, updating your resumes, and thinking about major selection.

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Catherine Allen, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center

Technical interviewing is a standard part of any technical internship or job role. If you find yourself applying to tech roles that require programming/coding, then preparing for this type of interview is key to getting an offer. In the new Technical Interviewing Guide, available on our website, there is an overview of the technical interview process as well as resources to help you prepare. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the information you will find:

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