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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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Blog Author:
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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Blog Author:
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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A Devil's Perspective. Raksha '21

As a senior reflecting on my four years at Duke, I’ve embarked on a lot of adventures. I picked up a minor I never expected, lived experiences which completely changed my perspective, and decided on a career path that I didn’t even realize existed four years ago. So here’s a short bucket list to guide you in your exploration of all Duke has to offer.

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Blog Author:
Christina Plante, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

Why Mind Map 

Image of Mind Map by www.lukeberry.com/career

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.

  • Note taking 

  • Brainstorming (individually or in groups) 

  • Problem solving 

  • Studying and memorization 

  • Planning 

  • Presenting information 

  • Gaining insight on complex subjects 

  • Self-awareness  

  • Decision making  

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Blog Author:
Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
Very funny 2020!

The world has thrown yet another wrench into 2020.  As you examine your options for the Fall semester, you may be thinking about taking a gap semester or gap year, until you can be back on campus.  We suggested many of these experiences for the Spring, so it may sound familiar, but there are lots of ways to make best use of a few months leave.

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April was supposed to be my time. As someone who had decided to pursue a future career in policy and public sector jobs, I always knew that I wasn’t likely to start getting traction on the job front until late in the Spring semester of my senior year. For those of you who don’t know, for your average policy job, most seniors don’t get hired until April, May, or even later.

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