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A Devil's Perspective. Raksha '21

It might feel like you’re having a heart attack. Heart pounding, shallow breathing, and hands dripping in sweat. Nails bitten to the root and an unshakeable weight of dread pressed on your chest.  

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

LinkedIn is the world’s largest networking site which connects professionals, helps individuals find internships and/or jobs, and

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A Devil's Perspective. Raksha '21

It’s usually assumed that there are two paths for life sciences majors: medical school or a PhD and research. Both paths require at least six years of education and loads of tuition money and stress. For these reasons, the M.D. or PhD false dichotomy may not appeal to every life sciences student.

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A Devil's Perspective. Martha Hagan '21

 Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action is a must-read for anyone looking for clarity and a new perspective on discovering Why we do the things we do. This book will change the way you make decisions, especially when choosing a major, internship, job, or career path! 

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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As a break from school approaches, students usually ask “what can I do to make the most of my break?” or “what can I do to prepare for my return from break?”

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Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center

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.

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Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center

RENTING/HOUSING 

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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.  

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Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
That horrifying moment when you're looking for an adult but you realize that you are an adult. So you look around for an older adult. and adultier adult someone better at adulting than you.

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?”   

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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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.

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Rachel Coleman's 4 Tips for increasing odds of success in Job/Internship search.

At the Career Center, advisers often hear students share the number of positions they’ve applied to during their searches: 50, 100, 200, or even more! While this approach may seem like it would be effective, in reality, that’s not often the case.

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