Every fall, the campus descends into a corporate frenzy. Immediately after O-Week ends, students in dark suits start popping up all over campus, and the environment at the Career Center becomes increasingly corporate. Until my senior year as a public policy major, I considered myself relatively immune to the consulting rush and stress that accompanies it.
I first joined the Career Ambassador (CA) Team at the Career Center as a rising sophomore that really marked the beginning of my career development journey at Duke. I came across someone tabling for CA application in front of marketplace during freshman spring semester and out of whim, I applied and was later accepted as a CA. It has been a journey full of surprises and growth.
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If you’re like me, up until Duke, the word, networking, invoked mental images of electricity circuits more than anything else. Even once I got to Duke, it just wasn’t in my nature to take the sort of career-oriented steps that networking requires. If anything, I found networking unnatural and impersonal; I wanted to gain opportunities based on my merit, not on who I knew.
The Duke Career Center is excited to facilitate connections between students and employers throughout the year. Many opportunities lie ahead to engage with employers, and we want to ensure students are aware of policies and expectations that guide behaviors in the process.
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.
1. Know what’s important to you
So you’re thinking of studying abroad in the fall, but you’re not sure what that means for recruitment season. It will definitely affect your ability to attend info sessions, connect directly with employers on campus, and manage in-person interview requests . . . but it’s totally do-able and with some preparation and planning, can be a success!
Spring semester has almost come to an end, but before you disconnect and embark on your summer adventures, jobs, or internships, we want to make sure you're taking the steps necessary to jump back into the fall semester, if you're planning on participating in fall On-Campus Recruiting this year.
Our Inside Scoop series was a great success and we appreciated getting to share those best practices with so many of you. We wanted to round up our best tips and some insider employer information to help you inform your next steps as you look towards the summer months.
Tip #1: Make a Plan
Mid-May through mid-August may seem like a long time, but trust us that this time will fly by! Get ahead of it and make a plan for a successful fall application and interview cycle.
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