Blog Author:
Dave McDonald, Ph.D., Associate Director Graduate Student Career Services, Duke Career Center
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Resumes for software and tech positions are more than just a list of projects and coding languages. Recently we spoke with a long-time IBM employee about what he looks for when he’s reading resumes, and these are his tips.

1 Emphasize the entire Engineering Process in resumes and interviews

  • Gather requirements from clients/stakeholders
  • Design/architecture
  • Development (including programming)
  • Test/QA
  • Maintenance and documentation

2 Go beyond a programming skill set

Blog Author:
Doha Ali, T'21

Doha Ali is a sophomore from Denver, Colorado. Doha applied and arrived at Duke undecided. Doha is using the fall semester of her sophomore year to decide between Economics and/or Public Policy as her major.

Blog Author:
Kimberly Bethea, Ph.D.

Hello Duke families,

I am very excited to serve as the new Director of the Academic Resource Center (ARC), a campus unit that empowers students to reach their highest academic potential! The ARC offers free services to all students during their undergraduate careers at Duke. We work with students to create individualized, comprehensive approaches to learning. We want every student to gain a stronger understanding of how they learn, and to apply that knowledge to cultivate successful academic experiences at Duke.

A new restaurant has popped up at The Chef's Kitchen! The Burger Shack will offer house ground Angus beef sirloin & brisket flattop burgers served on a butter toasted Martin’s potato bun or “Chopped Salad” style over crisp romaine lettuce! Bowls are also available with chili or crumbled bacon, pulled chicken, pork, or brisket and toppings!

Burger Shack
Blog Author:
Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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Class of 2022 the Career Center held the Major Mixer event a few weeks ago, which allowed students the


Join us for our annual Fall Festival event at Marketplace on Wednesday, 10/24 from 5pm-9pm! Get ready for fried Twinkies and Oreos, funnel cakes, giant turkey legs, caramel apple bars, grilled kielbasa, pork loin sliders and more! There will be games, prizes and inflatables, too!


Fall Festival at Marketplace


OCTOBER 24, 2018


Bagged Popcorn & Cotton Candy

Photo Booth

Balloon Artist


Tri colored Nachos with Cuban Braised Pork or Spicy Pulled Chicken,

Blog Author:
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 got advice which is meaningful across industry, level and experience. Following are some of the important things I learned.


Blog Author:
Maggie Haas and Steve Boland

The First-Year Advisory Counselor (FAC) Program is dedicated to helping incoming first-year students transition to college life in order to maximize their experience as a member of the Duke community. Here, co-chairs Maggie Haas and Steve Boland – the fearless leaders of the FAC Program – describe what makes Duke feel like to home to them personally. 

Steve Boland is a Charlotte, North Carolina native majoring in Public Policy with a minor in Sociology and Cultural Anthropology.   


**For the latest updates on Hurricane Florence, please monitor Duke Alert and Working@Duke on Twitter for the latest and most accurate information.**

The following message was sent to parents/families of Duke students on Tuesday, September 11, around 8:40 p.m., regarding preparations for Hurricane Florence: 


**For the latest updates on Hurricane Florence, please monitor Duke Alert and Working@Duke on Twitter for the latest and most accurate information.**

The following message was emailed to all Duke students on Tuesday, September 11, around 7 p.m., regarding preparations for Hurricane Florence: 

Dear students,