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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

First years did you know that the Career Center has a program exclusively for you called Fyrst Contact? Well, we do, and it is an amazing program. This program connects first-year students with companies and employers who are interested in engaging with first years. Fyrst Contact is offered virtually and it is more of an information session versus a recruitment session. Keep in mind, some of the companies who participate are looking for interns and will provide that information during the session.
You can view and register for these sessions through CareerConnections.

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

Are you thinking about attending graduate school after Duke? It’s never too early to start looking or thinking about what you would like to study. If you are thinking about going to graduate school, whether it’s right after Duke or you decide to take a gap year, here are a few tips to help you along the way!

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Right now we are all becoming more familiar with using Zoom, whether it’s for work, class, meetings, or events, Zoom has become one of our dear friends. A little zoom etiquette will help us navigate these calls professionally. Take a look at these 6 tips to help!

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Vault 9 Job Search Tips for International Students in the Age of Coronavirus

Let’s be honest, searching for a job can be time consuming and tedious. However, searching for a job as an

international student can have its own unique challenges. Right now globally, the world is experiencing a change in the employment climate, which adds an additional spin to the job search market.

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

Sophomores did you know that the Career Center has a program exclusively for you called Sophomore Conversations?

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The first day of summer is approaching and you’re in the process of searching for an internship or job and you’re beginning to fret a little.

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

Congratulations class of 2023, 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 navigating your summer during these unprecedented times, we would like to make sure that you know the Career Center is available for you via remote access, even throughout the summer. We are here to guide you as you move forward this summer and as you think about what your sophomore year may bring. Take a look at these five things you can do to make sure you are spending your time wisely and preparing for your first semester as a sophomore.

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Jennifer Levy, Assistant Director Graduate Student Career Services
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Conducting a job search can be difficult even during normal circumstances. Now, given the current situation with COVID-19, navigating a search may be even more challenging. However, there are resources and people that can help you.

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Anne Lyford, Associate Director, Duke Career Center
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Congratulations on securing your remote internship! Over the past few weeks, I’ve connected with many recruiters and listened in on a number of webinars regarding COVID-19’s impact on early talent recruiting.  There have been a range of topics explored, but for this posting I will focus on the information and advice employers have shared regarding hosting remote interns. 

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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This spring has been like none other as we all are managing transitions and adjusting to our temporary new normal for potentially the next few months or so.

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