First of all, I would like to say congrats to the class of 2018 for choosing to come to Duke! Soon you will realize that it was the best decision you have made in your entire life; personally, I could not be happier here.
Most people do not like talking about their problems, whether they are academic, financial or emotional â especially at a place like Duke. The stigma attached to mental health issues do not mix well with the Duke community. Things become a lot more daunting when there are unrelenting expectations to be the perfect student with an immaculate academic record; this quickly tears away at oneâs self-esteem and life.
Hello Class of 2018! My name is Gabrielle Sawyer and I am a rising junior studying Public Policy and Markets and Management. I have just returned home to Washington, D.C. after spending a very eventful semester in SoCal with Duke in Los Angeles. In addition to taking courses with USC and Duke professors, I interned at Overbrook Entertainment on the Sony Pictures Studio lot.
Hi Class of 2018! Congratulations on your recent graduations â now all thatâs standing between you and Duke is a few months of summer!
My parents told me that when I was a young toddler, I wanted to be a doctor, dancer, writer, flight attendant, singer, and actor all at once. I was constantly envisioning myself as a new person each time I came up with a new profession; I was always living in the future. I could never pinpoint what I wanted to do. Duke changed that.
Hello! First, I would like to give you a warm welcome into the Duke community and congratulate you for making the best decision of your life by choosing to call Duke your home for the next few years.
Hi! My nameâs Brooke Beason and Iâm a rising sophomore from Alabama majoring in political science. Iâm super excited about being a part of the True Blue team this year. True Blue is something unique to Duke that supports freshmen through the transition to college life.
My 9th grade history teacher would tease me by calling me a âred-headed devilâ due to my energetic personality, and the fact that I have curly, red hair. â¦Plus, he had my brothers before me - you younger siblings out there know what I mean -, but I DIGRESS! Little did I know that three years later I would go from being a red-headed devil to a Blue Devil. Coincidence? Maybe. Fate? Yes! Just like it is fate that you all were chosen
What is college life? What is it really that defines the ground floor of the quintessential American college experience? After two years at Duke University, Iâm only just beginning to understand the answer to that question. Hereâs a head start: The answer is you. You are the one and only factor that will define what college life is to each and every person you tell about âthe good old daysâ when you attended one of the most prestigious institutions in the United States.