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Rachel Coleman, Associate Director, Duke Career Center

Goal setting? Right now? It’s understandable that some may see goal setting as a fruitless effort considering how out of control circumstances seem to be at the moment.

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That said, particularly in times of uncertainty, goal setting can help to reduce stress as well as regain a sense of control and normalcy.

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Lily Koning
Flag of Sri Lanka

This week, we are showcasing Sri Lanka, a South Asian island country. Sri Lanka is located in the Indian Ocean and is separated from India by the Palk Strait, a 40-mile inlet. Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is the country’s legislative capital, and Colombo its largest city and center of commerce.

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Catherine Allen, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
Spotify. Music for everyone.

If you are a fan of music then you are also (probably) a fan of a music streaming service. While there are many, and many strong opinions about them, I will share from the start (it’s in the title) that I’m a fan of Spotify.

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
Resume Guide screenshot. https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/career/resume-cv-guide

Whether you are looking for full-time employment or an internship, it would be helpful for you to create a master resume. As you are applying to several different positions, you should make sure you are tailoring your resume and not using the same one for every position. This is where a master resume will be extremely helpful!

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Lily Koning
Well

Well Witoonchart is an undergraduate international student at Duke University. She shared the following account of her trip home to Thailand and her subsequent quarantine experience.  

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Isabella Wang
Portugal Flag

Portugal lies on the Atlantic coast in southwestern Europe. In the north, it is sparsely settled yet scenic, with wild and mountainous terrain. The south, on the other hand, is warm and fertile.

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Marketplace Sous Chef, James Prince
James Prince Chopping Onions

If chopping onions makes you gush rivers of burning tears, it's time for a few changes to your approach. First, use the sharpest knife you have. Chopping onions ruptures the veggies' cells, releasing noxious compounds into the air. The sharper your blade, the fewer ruptured cells.

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A lot has changed in the past few weeks: classes moved online, in-person events canceled, Duke students all over the world cooped up in their houses. Change can always be hard, especially during a time as unprecedented as COVID-19.

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Lily Koning
South African flag

South Africa is the southernmost country on the African continent. The country has three capital cities: Pretoria is the executive capital, Cape Town is the legislative capital, and Bloemfontein is the judicial capital. Other prominent cities include Johannesburg, the largest urban area, and Durban, a major port and industrial center.

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Christina Plante, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
collage of person expressing every emotion

As each week goes by, I am finding positive messages help me get through the day and remind me to slow down and be patient. I thought I would share some of my thoughts in case you could feel a little better!

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