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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

Are you thinking about attending graduate school after Duke? It’s never too early to start looking or thinking about what you would like to study. If you are thinking about going to graduate school, whether it’s right after Duke or you decide to take a gap year, here are a few tips to help you along the way!

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
Vault 9 Job Search Tips for International Students in the Age of Coronavirus

Let’s be honest, searching for a job can be time consuming and tedious. However, searching for a job as an

international student can have its own unique challenges. Right now globally, the world is experiencing a change in the employment climate, which adds an additional spin to the job search market.

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

Sophomores did you know that the Career Center has a program exclusively for you called Sophomore Conversations?

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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The first day of summer is approaching and you’re in the process of searching for an internship or job and you’re beginning to fret a little.

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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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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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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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Catherine Allen, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
Spotify. Music for everyone.

If you are a fan of music then you are also (probably) a fan of a music streaming service. While there are many, and many strong opinions about them, I will share from the start (it’s in the title) that I’m a fan of Spotify.

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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Whether you are looking for full-time employment or an internship, it would be helpful for you to create a master resume. As you are applying to several different positions, you should make sure you are tailoring your resume and not using the same one for every position. This is where a master resume will be extremely helpful!

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Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center

As the impact of this situation starts to sink in and you’re able to think beyond the immediate “What the heck is happening in the world?”, I imagine one of the first things you’ll be thinking about is your summer plan.  In light of the uncertainty of things right now, the advisers at the Career Center put together a list of things you can do to build skills, make good use of your free time and create quality experiences for yourself, even without a summer internship, program, or external research opportunity.

We have tried to cover a wide range of experiences and majors below.

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