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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
Presenter in front of student audience

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. If you’re super disappointed you missed it, you’re in luck, I took some notes to provide insight about Charlie and what he does!

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Eva Hong

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.

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A Devil's Perspective

Hey Duke Students!

This semester, I’ve been super stressed about what I want to accomplish this summer. Should I apply for a DukeEngage program to study abroad and immerse myself in a new culture, or work in New York City with a big consulting firm? Obviously, these two paths (for examples sake) will provide me with very different experiences… So, which one is the right choice?

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Blog Author:
Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
small group networking

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 past February, the Career Center partnered with the Duke Alumni Association to host the “Class of ‘22 Alumni Career-versations” networking event, which was a great opportunity for first-year students to connect with alums from various industries. Although several students were nervous, by the end of the event they realized they were just having conversations with the alums and sharing stories. Simple right?

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Elena Cavallero

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.

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Eva Hong

Morocco is a country located in the Maghreb region of North West Africa. Its capital is Rabat, the largest city Casablanca. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
myth or fact?

Class of 2022, many of you may have heard myths about the Career Center or you have preconceived thoughts on the purpose of the Career Center, the services we provide, and the students we serve. Now, it is time to see if what you know about the Career Center is myth or fact!

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Blog Author:
Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
Interviewing Dos and Donts

The majority of us have this bitter sweet feeling when we know we have an upcoming interview. The excitement and joy knowing that we are moving one step

forward in the hiring process and then the anxiety of the actual interview. What should I do? What should I not do? Those are the questions that are sometimes left unanswered. The Career Center hosted a Practice Interview Day in January, we actually host the event once in the fall and once in the spring semester, and an overwhelming amount of the feedback from students was that you would like a general do’s and don’ts list for interviewing.

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Eva Hong

The Bahamas, known officially as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is a country within the Lucayan Archipelago. The archipelagic state consists of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, and is located north of Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, southeast of Florida, and east of the Florida Keys. The capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence. The Bahamas became an independent Commonwealth Realm in 1973.

It is also one of the richest countries in the Americas (following the United States and Canada), with an economy based on tourism and finance.

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A Devil's Perspective

Hey Duke Students!

As students at a top notch research institution, there is so much pressure to “find your passion” and solidify an area of study. Duke is a pressure cooker for putting students on elite career paths and sometimes it can feel like we’re all in a mad dash to find a major that will lead to an internship that will lead to a job. In order to do this, students often rush to decide on a course of study without really taking the time to find that passion that they so desperately seek.

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