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Laura Brinn

Their questions were typical of incoming graduate students: What are the best housing options on- and off-campus? Are tuition payment plans available? How successful have graduates been in pursuing careers in New York and Washington D.C.? And of course, are graduate students able to get tickets to Duke basketball games?

What made the group of admitted graduate students posing the questions different is that they were using Weibo, a popular Chinese social media channel, to connect with current graduate students and Duke staff in real time to learn more about graduate school and campus life at Duke.

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Ross Wade, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center, and Alan Foushee, Promotions and Marketing Manager for Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)

Thumbnail Did you know one of the nation’s best live entertainment venues is right here in Durham? The Durham Performing Art Center (DPAC) presents Broadway, concert, comedy, and family shows throughout the calendar year.

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Katie Smith, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Canter

Thumbnail I can’t tell you how many Division I student-athletes I have met who happen to mention that they “have no experience.” Some of these athletes have risen to the top of their sports and are training for the Olympics or are navigating professional sponsorship deals, while others are team captains, leading workout sessions, or simply red-shirting their first year.

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Nikki Smith, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

Thumbnail Think about the best story you’ve ever heard. What were the components of it? Was it the introduction that got you interested? The center of the Tootsie Roll, where the story began to take shape? Or was it the end, when you finally saw what the author intended when setting out the share the story?

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Elizabeth Hoyler, '16

[Gearing up for the Career Fair]

9:35: I'm eating breakfast and reading The Chronicle. Kind of. Pancakes at Penn are really hitting the spot, and consequently distracting me. 

9:36: Headed to the Career Fair today. Job. Career. The Future. Watcha gonna do with your life, Elizabeth? Nerves? Nah, it's just the rest of my life starting right now, in a gym that smells like sneakers, at a table, with a stranger who can only be so excited to work yet another career fair... Piece of cake! 

9:37: Advice I read in The Chronicle from the Career Center: Know what you want to get out of the fair. Right. Obvious. Hi, I'd like an internship-that-becomes-full-time-job, please. Preferably highly paid that allows me to eat local and organic. Got one? Great. See you this summer.

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Tolu Lawal ’14, Director of Entertainment: Duke Student Broadcasting, Political Science / Psychology Major

Thumbnail “He insists on wearing that Paisley blazer,” the producer announced.

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Katie Smith, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

Thumbnail You’ve created a profile and you’ve made connections with those people in your immediate network. You know you can use LinkedIn to build your network. The only question left is, how?

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Katie Smith, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

Thumbnail You made a LinkedIn profile, but now what? Are you ready for networking?

Take these steps to be sure that your profile is strong, professional, and represents you well to prospective employers, network connections, and others in your field!

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Chelsea Wezensky ’14

Thumbnail Q & A with Chelsea Wezensky ’14, Integration Engineer at Epic

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Ross Wade, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

Greetings Duke community,

I’m Ross Wade, a new assistant director at the Career Center; my portfolio area is media, arts and entertainment, and I’m so excited to join such an excellent team of career professionals!

I’m a Bull City native, and I love all things Durham!  Prior to becoming a career counselor I lived in Chicago, New York City, and Raleigh where I worked in a variety of media industries including documentary, television, digital media, and strategic communications. You may have seen me on Law and Order…okay, probably not…I was just a production assistant asked to step in as “atmosphere” (an extra) for a single episode (I played a hobo)…but I rocked it!

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