This is the final post in the Life Hacks series of blog posts. Starting a new job is an expected challenge but how long has it been since you came to Duke and made a whole new set of friends? These tips and resources should help you in this transition.
Perhaps one of the biggest expenses anyone has is a place to live. Experts recommend that housing not exceed about 30 percent of your take home pay. These days, that’s not necessarily realistic, but there are a few ways you can work it out to make that rent payment more manageable.
When you talk to one of us about your friends, your roommate, and other students around you at Duke, most often you refer to one another as kids? “What are other kids in my major doing? What questions do other kids ask you?”
You’ve completed the interview process and now you’ve received an offer! Congratulations! This is very exciting, as you may feel like things are falling into place and then you start to think about what the offer really means and whether or not you should negotiate.
This has certainly been a challenging week on campus. With students in quarantine and isolation (Q/I) having recently reached an all-time high at Duke, we thought it would be valuable to share more information about campus testing and quarantine/isolation, answer common questions, and reinforce the supports your students will receive should they be required to quarantine or isolate.
We know that no one would choose to be in Q/I if it was not necessary, and we recognize how hard it is to have your loved one far away under these conditions. Even if your student has to be in their room without others during Q/I, they are never alone. There are so many people, offices, and structures in place here at Duke to make sure your student is supported and cared for.
As a senior reflecting on my four years at Duke, I’ve embarked on a lot of adventures. I picked up a minor I never expected, lived experiences which completely changed my perspective, and decided on a career path that I didn’t even realize existed four years ago. So here’s a short bucket list to guide you in your exploration of all Duke has to offer.
No matter where college students are living and learning, the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted daily life. As a result, the well-being and mental health of students is of keen interest to parents, families, and universities worldwide. Between November 1 and 16, 2020, the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) Research team invited all Duke undergraduates to share their experiences with academics, social relationships, stress, mental health, and well-being during the fall semester, and 1,015 students responded (15.4% response rate). To provide context and a point of comparison for student responses during COVID-19, we drew on data from previous research conducted at Duke during more typical times.
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.
Brainstorming (individually or in groups)
Studying and memorization
Gaining insight on complex subjects
“My brain has way too many tabs open. 4 of them are frozen and I have no idea where the music is coming from!”