Join us for our next Chew on This event which will take place at both Marketplace and the Brodhead Center!  Tealaxation is back and part of this event as well as other wellness components by the Student Wellness Center and Duke Recreation, so get ready to create your own tea blends and learn about how tea can affect our physical, mental and environmental health! 

"Chew on This" is a new collaborative event brought to you by Duke Dining and Duke Nutrition Services where we look at how the food we choose affects our physical, mental and environmental health.

Monday, 12/10
Marketplace: 9am-11am
Brodhead Center: 11:30am-1:30pm

Chew on This-December
Blog Author:
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.




Thoughts on Maintaining Self Care this Season



It’s the most wonderful time of the year, well almost. First you have to get through the end of semester work, final projects and exams (and of course the holidays themselves are stressful for many of us).

Although self-care is always important, it’s particularly necessary this time of year. So we thought we would share our ideas on how to continue to practice self-care during the season you may need it most!

Here is some advice from our Wellness staff on how to care for yourself during this busy time of year:

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Winter Holiday Menu

Wednesday, December 5th 2018


Hot Apple Cider Station @ Entrance of Marketplace


Hors D’ Oeuvres

Vegan English cucumber cups with winter quinoa salad


Holiday cheese straws



Blog Author:
Eva Hong

Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (the fourth-largest island in the world), and numerous smaller peripheral islands. Malagasy and French are both official languages of the state. The majority of the population adheres to traditional beliefs, Christianity, or an amalgamation of both.

Blog Author:
Elena Cavallero

Singapore in Singapore

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Singapore, also called the Lion city, is an island located on the southern tip of Asia at the edge of Malaya. Singapore is a state-city: one of the rare cases where if you visit a city you also visit the whole country! But the limited geographical extension doesn’t mean that this place has little to offer. Indeed, Singapore is one of the most wonderful “melting pots” of culture in the world.

Blog Author:
Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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First years, as you continue to design your Duke and explore various resources, we would like for you count the Career Center website among the most valuable. In doing so, we would like to share with you the top 5 pages you should visit.

This information can be helpful as you are trying to understand the services we provide, updating your resumes, and thinking about major selection.


Blog Author:
Eva Hong

ZIJUN WANG, An International Graduate Student from China

Zijun Wang


  1. What are you studying at Duke and what are some of your campus involvements?

Liberal Studies is a very interdisciplinary program. It offers you the freedom and a lot of opportunities to explore. I have explored psychology, literature, creative writing, and Buddhism meditation. I like it very much. Now my focus is in creative writing and literary translation. As for campus involvements, I am in a poetry club, where I also did some acting.

Blog Author:
Clay Adams, Associate Dean of Students & Director for Parent and Family Programs

During Family Weekend, the Division of Student Affairs hosted its fall semester Duke Parents Advisory Council (DPAC) meeting. This group of dedicated and diverse parents gathers twice a year to provide Student Affairs leadership with feedback and counsel on a variety of topics. This semester’s topic was Faith, Spirituality, and the Academy.