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New Student & Family Programs

Duke Families,

Welcome to the Duke community! We are incredibly excited for the incoming Class of 2026 and to have you as part of our community. Each year we are thrilled to welcome your students to Duke University. Their energy and passion inspire our community. Much of our newsletter information will be shared on our social media platforms; however, we do encourage you to read each edition for additional insights, context, and official University response.

Our team is here to provide support and services to all undergraduate parents and families. Office goals to support our Duke families include opportunities for you to Learn, Engage, and Connect with the University. These goals are accomplished by providing comprehensive programming, communication, advocacy, and peer-to-peer outreach.

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1. Duke students have the edge on Handshake.

Handshake is unique because all the opportunities students see posted are specifically for Duke students, from employers actively recruiting at Duke! In fact, it’s the only place that directly connects Duke students, and employers together. On other sites, it may feel like an application is lost in the crowd. But on Handshake, you can be confident knowing the employers are looking for students like yours.

2. Recruiters want to talk to Duke students.

The employers on Handshake are messaging students like yours every day with event invites, interview requests, and new job opportunities. Last year, recruiters sent more than 16 million messages, giving students on Handshake a personal connection to the top companies hiring at their school.

3. Find jobs that are right for an individual.

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Shruti Desai, Ed.D.
students sitting on a bench laughing and having conversation

Over the last two years as a community Duke had had to redefine community. How do we rebuild a pivotal experience virtually? How do we have difficult dialogues when we are not sitting across a table from one another?

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To podcast of the transcript below can be found here.

 

Hi parents and families. My name is Jordyn Williams and I have had the privilege to serve as the graduate intern for our New Student and Family Programs Office this year. For this month's podcast, I'm here with Tori Pinedo, who's going to be talking to us about an awesome retreat called SPARC that's run through the Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) on campus. So, I am going to go ahead and hand it over to Tori to introduce herself.

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Clara Bonzi Teixeira
Guatemala infographics, see the text below for details

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Guatemala is a Central American country with a Spanish colonial legacy.

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Clara Bonzi Teixeira
Abruba infographics, see the text below for details

 

 

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Aruba

Aruba is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea that is a constituent country of the Netherlands.

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Clara Bonzi Teixeira
Duygu Dogrucan

Last month I had the opportunity to talk to Duygu Dogrucan, who is a Turkish professor at Duke - and also an active participant in the International House’s English and Spanish Conversation Clubs.

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