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Ross Wade, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center and Courtney Liu, ‘13

Courtney Liu, ‘13 Discusses her Life in NYC as a Professional Dancer and Arts Entrepreneur

What is an arts entrepreneur? How do you become one? Courtney Liu, Duke ’13, shares insights and strategies she’s learned as a professional dancer and arts entrepreneur in New York City. It takes more than just passion. It takes flexibility (literally and figuratively!), a varied skillset, and most importantly, the ability to hustle. Check out Courtney’s story below.

Hometown:  Cincinnati, OH
Graduation date:  May 2013
Major(s), Minor(s), Certificate(s):  Psychology Major (Developmental Psychology concentration), Markets and Management Certificate

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Whitney Arey studied abroad three times as a Duke student before graduating in 2012. Now she's abroad again, this time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa.

She's not alone. The Peace Corps announced Tuesday that Duke is back on its list of "top volunteer-producing colleges and universities." Duke currently has 18 alumni serving as volunteers worldwide, placing it No. 16 on the federal agency's list for "medium schools." It last appeared on the list in 2011, at No. 25. Since the Peace Corps was established in 1961, 706 Duke graduates have served among more than 215,000 Americans as volunteers in 139 countries worldwide.

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Telling Your Story:
Three tips for developing and sharing your professional story via social media


Thumbnail By Ross Wade, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center, Pratt Professional Masters Programs

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