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Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
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As you prepare your resumes and cover letters make sure interview prep is also on your to-do list. We often receive lots of questions about interview preparation, so here are a few tips to get your started.

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

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Welcome to Duke! Now that you are here and beginning to get acclimated into your new environment, I would like to take a moment to let you know what we have available for you!

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Blog Author:
Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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Class of 2022, I know it feels like just yesterday you were attending orientation and trying to get acclimated to your new environment and with the blink of an eye, your first year of college went right before your eyes.

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Bill Wright-Swadel, Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs and Fannie Mitchell Executive Director Duke Career Center
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Skills, not major are what matter along with developing the competencies necessary to thrive in a dynamic environment, whether it be Duke University or a changing work world!

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Blog Author:
Anne Lyford, Associate Director, Duke Career Center
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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. 

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Blog Author:
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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Sandra Martinez-Zuniga
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That is one of my favorite questions to ask my students at Duke. I ask it because Durham is the home of Duke University and because so many exciting things are happening here. I also ask this question to help my students reflect on something very important: how are they a part of a larger community, and what

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

Class of 2022, now that classes have ended and you’re out for the summer, you probably have fun and amazing things planned this summer to occupy your time. Have you thought about exploring new skills, hobbies, or interests? If you haven’t, take some time and think about what you would like to try within the next 30 days–then actually do it!

This will give you a chance to learn something new and exciting, add to your personal story as you begin to share those with different individuals, and of course you can add it to the awesome things you’ve accomplished this summer!
I recommend this brief, three minute TEDx Talk by Matt Cutts. It will give you some inspiration and good examples, watch Try Something New For 30 Days.

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Blog Author:
Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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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.

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

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