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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:

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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.

 

 

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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.

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Monique Turrentine, Assistant Director Employer Relations, Duke University Career Center

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S.E.E. More Opportunities

SHARE. EDUCATE. EXPLORE.

 

 

Duke Career Center Employer Relations Graduate Team Communication

 

April 2017

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 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...

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Contributed by Christina Plante
Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
Lead on First-Year, Sophomore Initiative

Why should I take the time to reflect?

As the semester winds down, it is time to stop and reflect on what you have accomplished and check in with your career goals. What activities did you get involved in and where did you spend your time? What are you learning from these experiences? How did they impact what you are doing over the summer and fall? Will you choose to continue your involvement or let it go? How do you feel like you have changed and gotten closer to your goals? Answering questions like these will lead to better decision making in the future. Take time to journal, talk to family/friends/career advisor, or be with your thoughts to reflect on who you are becoming.

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Dave McDonald, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Services

Do your career interests go beyond the course offerings of your department? The good news for you is that students of The Duke Graduate School, Divinity School, and Master's of Biostatistics program can take courses in the other schools at Duke.

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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

 

March 2017

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Jenny Sloop Johnson, M.Ed., Associate Director, Career Services, Duke Engineering Masters Programs
Fred Humiston taught a case interviewing workshop at Duke for Engineering Masters students this month. His workshops are always highly appreciated and well attended so I wanted to share via video.

In this workshop, Fred teaches  the analytical tools necessary to successfully tackle business cases and business problems in general. Fred's goal is to provide a superior case preparation experience that stands out for its clarity and effectiveness. These sessions are very valuable regardless of functions and industries that interest you, not just consulting, where business case interviews are most commonly used. 

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Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
Lead on First-Year, Sophomore Initiative

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