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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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As a break from school approaches, students usually ask “what can I do to make the most of my break?” or “what can I do to prepare for my return from break?”

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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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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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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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Blog Author:
Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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You’ve completed the interview process and now you’ve received an offer! Congratulations! This is very exciting, as you may feel like things are falling into place and then you start to think about what the offer really means and whether or not you should negotiate.

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Rachel Coleman's 4 Tips for increasing odds of success in Job/Internship search.

At the Career Center, advisers often hear students share the number of positions they’ve applied to during their searches: 50, 100, 200, or even more! While this approach may seem like it would be effective, in reality, that’s not often the case.

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A Devil's Perspective. Ivy Jiang '21

Hi Dukies! It’s interview season for many of us as we scramble to secure a job or summer internship.

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Blog Author:
Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
Frequently asked question

Hi sophomores! These are answers to questions we typically receive from students who are in their sophomore year. Hopefully, this will provide you with some

answers to questions you may have or provide guidance. 

1. What does the Career Center do? 

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Jewish Life at Duke
From funny, personal stories of his mother’s reaction to his research awards – “that’s very nice, Bobby, but it’s not the Nobel” – to wise advice about mentorship and persistence, Dr. Robert Lefkowitz delighted over 200 viewers who tuned in to his virtual interview at Jewish Life at Duke with former Blue Devil David M. Rubenstein ’70 earlier this week. The conversation, introduced by Emma Mehlhop ‘21, a Jewish senior studying Economics and Global Health, was an entertaining and insightful peek inside the life and work of the cardiologist turned legendary scientist whom the Swedish press corps dubbed “the happiest Laureate.” Lefkowitz shared stories of his career path, family and personal life, and how his Jewish values shaped his life.

Flow Traders Spotlight with Duke Alumni, Chris Arora '19

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Chris Arora graduated from Duke in 2019 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science. He joined Flow Traders’ Graduate Trader program in the Fall of 2019. We caught up for a quick Q&A to share more about Chris’ experience trading at Flow Traders.

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