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Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center

Elana Lyn Gross wrote this article for Skill Crush, I’ve excerpted it and added some Duke- specific thoughts on the dream job search. Gross has great advice on how to explore careers, talk to people to find out about the day-to-day of an industry, and know that it’s totally normal not to have a clear cut path to retirement right now.

How to Find Your Dream Job (When You Don’t Know What You Want)

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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    -Try not to be too nervous
    -Remember you are interviewing them just as they are interviewing you
     
  2. Prepare the same as you would for an in-person interview
    -Research the company
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Every fall, the campus descends into a corporate frenzy. Immediately after O-Week ends, students in dark suits start popping up all over campus, and the environment at the Career Center becomes increasingly corporate. Until my senior year as a public policy major, I considered myself relatively immune to the consulting rush and stress that accompanies it.

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So, I’m a senior now and feeling pretty sentimental. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about my time at Duke, and it somehow feels simultaneously like a blur and a lifetime. When I think about the past three, almost four years, I find it difficult to delineate each step, each decision, that made my Duke experience what it is now.

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Bill Wright-Swadel, Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs and Fannie Mitchell Executive Director Duke Career Center
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Skills, not major are what matter along with developing the competencies necessary to thrive in a dynamic environment, whether it be Duke University or a changing work world!

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Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
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You’ve probably heard the term “cybersecurity” and feel like you understand what that means.  As the world becomes more and more technical and interconnected (think Internet of Things) there is a greater need for protection and security with our private information, corporate data and research than ever before.  There’s also a need for workers in that space.

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