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Meredith McCook, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
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The Career Center wants you to be prepared and empowered for an offer discussion. Whether you’re in an internship now and seeking a return offer or gearing up for fall recruiting, the steps below will help you advocate for yourself in the process when it’s time for an offer conversation. 

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Ross Wade, assistant director of career services, Duke Engineering/Professional Master’s Programs

CHALLENGE: Lack of understanding the U.S. job search.

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Tierney Marey

H-1? Green card? Immigration? Intercompany transfer? Treaty countries? L-1?

Getting to the U.S involves enough paperwork, but what about if you want to stay? Just looking at the lists of forms and deadlines can be daunting enough! Luckily for those who attended the CLG workshop this week, we got an expert to tell us all the information we need to know.

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Tierney Marey

Interviews…

So you’ve got that great G.P.A? You excelled at your internships? You are a born leader and great communicator?

Awesome – how about you tell me all about it. No really, sell me on you.

That’s the tricky part isn’t it? Making sure a future employer or benefactor gets to really see what makes you great and unique. Your résumé may look good, but what happens when it is interview time? That is what this weeks’ C.L.G workshop, led by Anita Stockmans, assistant director of counseling and programs at the Career Center, investigated.

The workshop examined how to make your interview experience the most productive and enjoyable possible. We looked at effective preparation, research, techniques for answering questions and much more! Here are the top tips from the workshop.

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By Keara Mageras, ‘13, Psychology Major, part of the Peer Advice Series

Senior year can be an overwhelming time. All of a sudden you have to focus on more than academics - you also have to begin thinking about the big, bad future. Your career. Your job. Your life. Luckily, Our Career Center offers the services you need to make the process a bit easier. The trick is knowing how to use them. Looking back on my senior year, I now recognize what tools are most helpful for a senior on the job prowl.

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Alex Shapanka

From the very moment we enter kindergarten our next thirteen or seventeen years are no longer up to us. Sure we can rebel, choose to drop out of school, or elect not to attend college. But we’re all at Duke, so I’m going to go out on limb and say we allowed our lives to be dictated by a cultural hegemony. Our immediate goal was decided for us – do well and move on to the next level of education. Of course we had opportunities to define our interests and seek complementary ventures, but the key word is complementary. With few exceptions we never chose to substitute our end game.

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Office Hours

Graduating students will soon take their first steps down career paths that may take unforeseen directions. In his 30 years as a college career counselor, William Wright-Swadel has picked up some wisdom about the road ahead for soon-to-be graduates, which he shared in a live "Office Hours" webcast interview on Friday, April 5.

 

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The dreams of many a female politics/policy wonk were fulfilled this past week when Ellen Moran, former White House Communications Director and Michèle Flournoy, former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, visited Duke.

Moran’s talk on September 20th, cosponsored by the Baldwin Scholars Program and the Women’s Studies Department, focused on how the upcoming election is significant for women candidates and voters.

Flournoy’s lecture tonight will be on how American Grand Strategy is affected by fiscal constraints; however, I was fortunate to sit in on her ladies’ breakfast this morning in which she also discussed work-life balance, being a woman in the national security field and career trajectories.

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