One of the easiest ways to begin networking successfully is to develop and practice a 30-second elevator pitch to introduce yourself to employers.
1. What resources are available to start my internship or job search?
You have quite a lot of options to use to assist you in your search. These are some good resources to help you get started:
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
Navigating college as a first-generation and/or low-income student can be challenging in itself. Not knowing the resources that are available and how to access them can make things even more difficult. Did you know that there are quite a few Duke and non-Duke resources available to assist and support you throughout your college experience?
You might be considering positions in software engineering or others that will require a test of your technical skills. In addition to the traditional behavioral interview (if you need help here, make an appointment with a career adviser and we can practice your behavioral interview skills), you may be asked to solve a problem in front of your interviewer.
Here are some of the most important things to think about:
Technical interviewing is a standard part of any technical internship or job role. If you find yourself applying to tech roles that require programming/coding, then preparing for this type of interview is key to getting an offer. In the new Technical Interviewing Guide, available on our website, there is an overview of the technical interview process as well as resources to help you prepare. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the information you will find:
First years, as you are taking the time to get adjusted and acclimated into your new environment, you may want to start exploring Duke and looking into clubs/organizations of interest. In doing so, you may notice that some clubs/organizations will ask for a resume. How comfortable do you feel about your resume?
I admit it – I’m a scrolling fiend. Whether it’s staying up-to-date on news and events, checking up on friends, or simply taking a few minutes (okay… many minutes) to unwind, I find myself on Instagram probably too many times during my downtime. To try to alleviate that screen time guilt, I often try to find and follow accounts that I feel might be helpful to my personal development and growth.