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Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center

One question we often get in the Career Center is, “Where do I search for available jobs?” The answer really depends on what you’re looking for, but there are many resources for job seekers.

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Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
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As you prepare your resumes and cover letters make sure interview prep is also on your to-do list. We often receive lots of questions about interview preparation, so here are a few tips to get your started.

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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Class of 2022, I know it feels like just yesterday you were attending orientation and trying to get acclimated to your new environment and with the blink of an eye, your first year of college went right before your eyes.

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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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Anne Lyford, Associate Director, Duke Career Center
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The Duke Career Center is excited to facilitate connections between students and employers throughout the year. Many opportunities lie ahead to engage with employers, and we want to ensure students are aware of policies and expectations that guide behaviors in the process. 

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Meredith McCook, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
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The Career Center wants you to be prepared and empowered for an offer discussion. Whether you’re in an internship now and seeking a return offer or gearing up for fall recruiting, the steps below will help you advocate for yourself in the process when it’s time for an offer conversation. 

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Nathan Wilson, M.Ed., Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

Whether vying for a job, an internship, a scholarship, or even admission to graduate or professional school, interviewing is likely to be part of the process, and for many, the most difficult part. After all, how can you prepare to answer questions when you don’t know what they are? Any interview will require a degree of improvisation, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare. In fact, preparing and finding the confidence to ace your interview is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4.

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Leigh Ann Waring, M.A., Assistant Director-Internships, Duke University Career Center
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As the spring semester comes to an end, you may find yourself with a fantastic internship opportunity for the summer but in need of academic credit for the experience. This isn’t uncommon as many employers require students to receive academic credit for their internships as a way to have the university endorse the experience.

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Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center

Both roles use data, coding, business acumen, and statistics to answer business related questions from the huge amount of data available. The major differences between the roles is:

  1.  The way they apply the skills they have

  2.  The extent of technical knowledge and education they possess

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Nathan Wilson, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

 

Taking a gap year (or two) before entering medical school is becoming increasingly common. While some refer to the gap period as time off, this is misleading. Taking time between your undergraduate experience and medical school can be a worthwhile investment in yourself and thus, your future. Gap periods can be spent in any number of ways depending on your strength of candidacy, life goals, and professional aspirations. Here are some considerations for how to use your gap period, many of which can be done concurrently:

1. To Improve Your Credentials

Perhaps the most obvious choice would be to use this time period to strengthen your credentials for medical school. Before considering anything else for your gap period, make sure your GPA, MCAT score, and other application materials are where you want them to be.

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