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Blog Author:
Christina Plante, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

Why Mind Map 

A mind map is a graphical way to represent ideas and concepts and takes brainstorming to the next level. It is visual thinking tool that helps structure information to better analyze, understand, synthesize, recall and generate new ideas. In a mind map, information is structured in a way that mimics more closely how your brain actually works. Since it is an activity that is both analytical and artistic, it allows your brain to activate all its cognitive functions.  

  • Note taking 

  • Brainstorming (individually or in groups) 

  • Problem solving 

  • Studying and memorization 

  • Planning 

  • Presenting information 

  • Gaining insight on complex subjects 

  • Self-awareness  

  • Decision making  

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Blog Author:
Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
Very funny 2020!

The world has thrown yet another wrench into 2020.  As you examine your options for the Fall semester, you may be thinking about taking a gap semester or gap year, until you can be back on campus.  We suggested many of these experiences for the Spring, so it may sound familiar, but there are lots of ways to make best use of a few months leave.

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April was supposed to be my time. As someone who had decided to pursue a future career in policy and public sector jobs, I always knew that I wasn’t likely to start getting traction on the job front until late in the Spring semester of my senior year. For those of you who don’t know, for your average policy job, most seniors don’t get hired until April, May, or even later.

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