We are all currently in a stage of adjustment and learning how to adapt to our new normal. Whether that may look like doing everything (eating, sleeping, taking classes, working, etc.) from our homes, to being home with our entire families and trying to figure out how to find a quiet place to study, read a book, or simply collect our thoughts.
I admit it – I’m a scrolling fiend. Whether it’s staying up-to-date on news and events, checking up on friends, or simply taking a few minutes (okay… many minutes) to unwind, I find myself on Instagram probably too many times during my downtime. To try to alleviate that screen time guilt, I often try to find and follow accounts that I feel might be helpful to my personal development and growth.
Stories set a powerful context and lay a firm foundation for building a better future. We do this by learning from multiple points of view and experiences. Arguably, our personal stories give meaning to our lives and construct our identities. There is both unity and multiplicity in stories, diversifying our national narrative. This causes freedom to mean different things to different people; our country is struggling to integrate a fragmented freedom narrative.
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.
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!
Watch, Read, Listen, Act
Resources from the Student Affairs Break Room 'Fun-Letter'
The weekly fun-letter has always been intended to build a stronger community even while we are apart. If we are to truly build a stronger community, we must work to recognize and support one another.
Welcome to Duke! We are incredibly excited to have you be part of our Blue Devil family. Each year we are thrilled to welcome your students to the Duke community; their energy and passion inspire us. 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. Let us take a moment to acknowledge the unprecedented times before us. You and your student will have many questions about the upcoming school year. As our University leadership makes decisions impacting the Duke community, we will communicate these updates in a timely manner.
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!
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.