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Rachel Coleman's 4 Tips for increasing odds of success in Job/Internship search.

At the Career Center, advisers often hear students share the number of positions they’ve applied to during their searches: 50, 100, 200, or even more! While this approach may seem like it would be effective, in reality, that’s not often the case.

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A Devil's Perspective. Ivy Jiang '21

Hi Dukies! It’s interview season for many of us as we scramble to secure a job or summer internship.

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
Frequently asked question

Hi sophomores! These are answers to questions we typically receive from students who are in their sophomore year. Hopefully, this will provide you with some

answers to questions you may have or provide guidance. 

1. What does the Career Center do? 

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person on laptop waving

A huge component of the job and internship search process is the interview! As you are drafting and perfecting your application materials, interview prep can fall between the cracks and you may not think about it until you have an interview coming up.

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Monique Turrentine, Interim Associate Director, Employer Relations

The Career Center team knows how challenging it can be to decide between multiple job or internship offers and we get that sometimes you have a case of FOMO, which motivates

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A Devil's Perspective. Kennede Lewin-Occenad '23

When I was a first year, I had a fear of resumes. I did not know how to do the formatting, what experiences to include, or how to describe my experiences.  I went the entire first semester of college ignoring that resumes existed because I was lost. However, one day I mustered up the courage to go to Drop-in Career Advising at the Career Center.

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A Devil's Perspective. Brooke Harmon '23

Without a doubt, my favorite part of being a Career Ambassador is the relationships I form with other Duke students through resume and cover letter reviews.

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A Devil's Perspective. Martha Hagan '21

While attending the Fall Career Fair my junior year, I noticed myself gravitating toward all the employer booths in the retail industry. I decided after leaving the fair I wanted (and needed) to learn more about the industry–not only to prepare for future interviews with these employers but also to gain a more comprehensive view of the industry. 

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A Devil's Perspective. Martha Hagan '21

Serving as a Career Ambassador this last year has been both a fulfilling and enriching experience. As a Career Ambassador, I had the opportunity to receive support, training, and mentorship from Career Center advisers, help my peers with resumes and cover letters, and develop my speaking, writing, and career-development skills. For me, it was one of the best parts of Duke. 

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