As the academic year comes to end and you are off to enjoy your summer, please take a moment to reflect on the year you have had and what you have learned along the way.
Congratulations class of 2022, you made it through your first year at Duke! I hope that you were able to adjust well in your new environment, learn to navigate through some of your resources, and make new friends! As you are off to enjoy your summer–spending time with family and friends, working, interning, traveling, and creating new experiences, we
Congratulations on getting to the end of your first year at Duke! You are in the home stretch of finishing your classes and moving on to your summer plans. This is a great time to reflect on what you learned about yourself and to think about what you hope to accomplish next year. Here is our best advice on setting yourself up for success in your sophomore year.
Questions to ask yourself
• If I were to choose a major at this moment, what would it be and why?
• What skills do I want to learn in order to prepare for a career?
• If I could do one thing for free, what would it be?
• What can I see myself doing for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week?
• What are the positive/negative sides of choosing this major?
• What jobs/hobbies/extracurricular activities have I enjoyed the most so far?
• How would I spend my time if money didn’t matter?
• What are my goals at Duke? What are my goals in my career and life? How can they coexist?
• What is my gut telling me regarding major choice?
• Have I talked to anyone in the majors I am considering?
• Have I met a Duke alum yet, and asked them what they studied?
• Have I looked at Duke alumni on LinkedIn and/or Duke Alumni Directory to see their majors and different positions?
• What interests do I want to explore?
• Are there any problems I would like to address or solve? How might what I study factor in to my ability to tackle those problems?
• What have I been successful in so far? (You can measure this success by coursework you’ve taken, organizations you’ve founded or been a part of, athletics, or by utilizing a particular skillset.)
• What subjects do I like the most? Do these subjects come naturally to me?
Questions to ask departments or advisors
• Does this major allow for research, study abroad, and/or internships/fellowships?
• Why do students select this major?
• What are the implications of majoring in this subject versus minoring in it?
• How much flexibility does this major have? (Consider those college/life/career goals)
• What are the specific course requirements for this major?
• Are there scholarships/funding available specifically for students in this major?
• What skills will this major help me develop?
• What kinds of jobs do students with this major typically pursue?
• Is graduate school usually required to work in the fields associated with this major?
The island of Mauritius, part of the Mascarene Islands, is just east of Madagascar, southeast of Seychelles, and northeast of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. The areas of the country id 790 square miles, 1200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa.
Mauritius was a British colony from 1810 till 1968 when it achieved independence, it was also previously colonized by the Dutch and French. The largest city of the island and also the capital is Port Louis.
If you have an interest in sports, statistics, and/or computer science and you missed Charlie Rolf’s lunch presentation, you missed a real treat! During his presentation, Charlie talked about his path to the NBA, the exciting work he does, answered student questions, and stayed behind to connect with students.
Chile is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Southern Chile is rich in forests and grazing lands, and features a string of volcanoes and lakes.
Hey Duke Students!
As a first-year student, do you find connecting with individuals or networking difficult? Do you find yourself at networking events not knowing what to do? Who to talk to? What to say?
This week let’s explore the country where you can ski in the morning and swim in the afternoon of the same day!
Lebanon is located in the rocky area of West Asia known as the Levant, surrounded by Syria and Israel. The country is divided in 4 main geographical regions with the capital city located in Beirut. The other famous cities are Tripoli in the north and Tyre in the south. The name Lebanon means “white” in Phoenician, referring to the snowy mountains.