Blog

Blog Author:
Dave McDonald, Ph.D., Associate Director Graduate Student Career Services, Duke Career Center
woman with laptop

Resumes for software and tech positions are more than just a list of projects and coding languages. Recently we spoke with a long-time IBM employee about what he looks for when he’s reading resumes, and these are his tips.

1 Emphasize the entire Engineering Process in resumes and interviews

  • Gather requirements from clients/stakeholders
  • Design/architecture
  • Development (including programming)
  • Test/QA
  • Maintenance and documentation

2 Go beyond a programming skill set

Departments:
Blog Author:
Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
Major Mixer Blog image

Class of 2022 the Career Center held the Major Mixer event a few weeks ago, which allowed students the

Departments:
Blog Author:
Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
Successful in STEM image

I spent a lot of time this summer speaking to people working in STEM industries about what makes them successful in their jobs, skills and technical abilities they value and other pieces of the industry which they thought would be valuable for students to consider as they move through their collegiate years.  While I did gain a lot of insight into individual jobs, I overwhelmingly got advice which is meaningful across industry, level and experience. Following are some of the important things I learned.

 

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

Hi Class of 2022! These are some important things that many students wish they knew in their first year at Duke. 

1. What does the Career Center do?

Class of 2022 FAQ

The Career Center guides you through navigating Duke by assisting in the management and design of your Duke experience. We achieve this by providing opportunities for exploration of education, values, goals, skills, and experiences in order to identify and realize your aspirations. A core value in the Career Center’s mission is to enhance individual resourcefulness and responsibility in career development.

Departments:
Blog Author:
Dave McDonald, Ph.D. and the Graduate Student Career Services Team
Duke Blue Devil

The Duke University Career Center is excited to welcome you to your master's program. We are looking forward to meeting you this academic year.
 
Many master's students are surprised to find that for a number of industries, such as consulting, finance, and tech, recruiting for internships begins early in the fall semester. Because this happens so soon after you arrive, we want to provide you with information and resources to help you prepare for your search before you arrive on campus.

Here are our top 6 suggestions for being prepared:

Departments:

The Duke University Career Center is excited to welcome you to your Master'€™s program. We are looking forward to meeting you this academic year.
 
Many Master'€™s students are surprised to find that for a number of industries, recruiting for internships begins early in the fall semester. Because this happens so soon after you arrive, we want to provide you with information and resources to help you prepare for your search before you arrive on campus.
Here are our top 5 suggestions for being prepared:

Departments:
Blog Author:
Dave McDonald, Ph.D., Asst. Director, Duke Career Center and Shuwen Zhai M'17 Economics

Where have all the Economics Master's students gone? The Graduate Student Career Services Team at the Career Center wanted to find out. With the help of our student intern, Shuwen Zhai, M'17 (now an alumna herself), we tracked down alums from Duke's Economics Master's programs using LinkedIn. We gathered data on where these students interned and what positions they found after grad school. There were some surprising trends in the internship and full-time position data, especially around geographic location, position title, and industries. Watch this video to learn more about what we found.

 

 

Departments:
Blog Author:
Meredith McCook, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center

Spring semester has almost come to an end, but before you disconnect and embark on your summer adventures, jobs, or internships, we want to make sure you'€™re taking the steps necessary to jump back into the fall semester, if you're planning on participating in fall On-Campus Recruiting this year.

Our Inside Scoop series was a great success and we appreciated getting to share those best practices with so many of you. We wanted to round up our best tips and some insider employer information to help you inform your next steps as you look towards the summer months.

Tip #1: Make a Plan

Mid-May through mid-August may seem like a long time, but trust us that this time will fly by! Get ahead of it and make a plan for a successful fall application and interview cycle.

Departments:
Blog Author:
Monique Turrentine, Assistant Director Employer Relations, Duke University Career Center

S.E.E. More Opportunities


S.E.E. More Opportunities

SHARE. EDUCATE. EXPLORE.

 

 

Duke Career Center Employer Relations Graduate Team Communication

 

April 2017

Departments:
Jen Agor head shot

 Jennifer Agor
Assistant Director,
Duke Career Center
STEM Undergrad Specialist

It's your junior summer.  Perhaps you are working in the big€ internship that will potentially lead to your first professional position.  Perhaps you are participating in research on campus, or taking summer courses, or continuing to take the field/court/pool in training for your athletic commitments.  What can you do to make it a productive summer outside of your main commitments?

You want to be ready to hit the ground running when you return to Duke in the fall. 
So, this summer...

Departments: