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Monique Turrentine, Assistant Director Employer Relations, Duke Career Center
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I recently had a conversation with Taryn, a hiring manager at Voalte (acquired by Hillrom). Check out what she had to say about exploring careers and the company culture at Hillrom, as well as their Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, and advice to students.

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Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center

You’re studying engineering–whether mechanical, biomedical, civil, chemical…the answer to that question has endless possibilities.  

Did you know that Roush Fenway Racing’s NASCAR driver, Ryan Newman, graduated from Purdue University with a degree in mechanical engineering?  While it wasn’t a direct line to his dream of becoming a race car driver, he is quoted in a Purdue College of Engineering News article “Educated racer” as saying, “Because of my schooling, I have a common language with the engineers on my team. We understand each other. So when we go to make a change on the race car, we are more likely to do it the right way the first time, and that definitely helps the entire team.”   

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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

Data Analyst

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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

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Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
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I spent a lot of time this summer speaking to people working in STEM industries about what makes them successful in their jobs, skills and technical abilities they value and other pieces of the industry which they thought would be valuable for students to consider as they move through their collegiate years.  While I did gain a lot of insight into individual jobs, I overwhelmingly

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