Blog Author:
Rebecca Melaku
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Located in the middle east, Israel is a small country of about 13,715 sq mi with coasts along the Mediterranean and Red seas. Israel is bordered by Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and the Palestinian territories of West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Like the colors of the Jewish prayer shawl (​tallit)​ , the Israeli flag is blue and white with the Star of David in the center.



Please join us as we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with a dedicated menu of some of the Reverend's favorite foods.

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Menu (served at the Durham Market station):

Fried Chicken (wheat, milk, egg, soy)

Country-Style Steak (wheat) and Gravy

White Rice (v) (wheat, milk)

Mac and Cheese (v) (wheat, milk)

Black Eyed-Peas (v, gf)

Southern-Style Green Beans (v,gf) (soy)

Blog Author:
Audrey Fenske '09, Program Assistant, Duke Career Center
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One of the easiest ways to begin networking successfully is to develop and practice a 30-second elevator pitch to introduce yourself to employers.

Blog Author:
Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
Frequently asked questions. Top 5.

1. What resources are available to start my internship or job search? 

You have quite a lot of options to use to assist you in your search. These are some good resources to help you get started: 

Blog Author:
Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
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Many industries have a wide-reaching variety of opportunities available, which sometimes makes it difficult to know what one can do with a degree or interest in that subject.

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

Why Mind Map 

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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  

Blog Author:
Isabella Wang
Flags of Fall 2020

This fall, we wrote 12 Flag of the Week articles with countries from the Americas, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

We featured:

Blog Author:
Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
Explore Careers.

Career and major exploration can be one of the most important, and the most frustrating, pieces of figuring out what to do with your life.  In the Career Center, we like for you to focus on values, skills and competencies, rather than major equals career; the more skills you build and the more able y

Blog Author:
Evan Heisman

What started as a whisper in February, quickly became our new reality by March. 

Now, with only finals left in the fall semester, we can all reflect on the decisions and actions of students, faculty, staff, and the entire Duke community and know that we came together and made it work. It was not easy, and it certainly wasn’t without issue. Will everything go back to normal this spring? No. However, with impossible odds and improbable measures, we completed an in-person semester during a Global pandemic.

It would be irresponsible of me to not acknowledge the loss and heavy burden that has befallen so many because of COVID-19, and this reflection is by no means suggesting that this fight is over or that we have somehow succeeded.  

Blog Author:
MJ Larrazabal & Olivia Liu

Listen to the podcast here:


Narrator: You are listening to the Duke University Parent and Family Programs podcast.

MJ: Hello, this is MJ Larrazabal from the Office of Parent and Family Programs at Duke University. Today, we have the pleasure of hearing from Olivia from the student-run organization, Peer for You. Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us today, Olivia! Could you please tell us your class year, major, and a little bit about yourself?