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Every fall, the campus descends into a corporate frenzy. Immediately after O-Week ends, students in dark suits start popping up all over campus, and the environment at the Career Center becomes increasingly corporate. Until my senior year as a public policy major, I considered myself relatively immune to the consulting rush and stress that accompanies it.

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I first joined the Career Ambassador (CA) Team at the Career Center as a rising sophomore that really marked the beginning of my career development journey at Duke. I came across someone tabling for CA application in front of marketplace during freshman spring semester and out of whim, I applied and was later accepted as a CA. It has been a journey full of surprises and growth.

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Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
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Forbes Communication Council created the following 10 Networking Tips To

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If you’re like me, up until Duke, the word, networking, invoked mental images of electricity circuits more than anything else. Even once I got to Duke, it just wasn’t in my nature to take the sort of career-oriented steps that networking requires. If anything, I found networking unnatural and impersonal; I wanted to gain opportunities based on my merit, not on who I knew.

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Monique Turrentine, Assistant Director Employer Relations, Duke Career Center
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For the first time in history, Conduent hosted graduate students, grad alumni, and Career Center staff at their global innovation and corporate hub in Morrisville, NC in July.

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Anne Lyford, Associate Director, Duke Career Center
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The Duke Career Center is excited to facilitate connections between students and employers throughout the year. Many opportunities lie ahead to engage with employers, and we want to ensure students are aware of policies and expectations that guide behaviors in the process. 

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Meredith McCook, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
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The Career Center wants you to be prepared and empowered for an offer discussion. Whether you’re in an internship now and seeking a return offer or gearing up for fall recruiting, the steps below will help you advocate for yourself in the process when it’s time for an offer conversation. 

1. Know what’s important to you

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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If you have an interest in sports, statistics, and/or computer science and you missed Charlie Rolf’s lunch presentation, you missed a real treat! During his presentation, Charlie talked about his path to the NBA, the exciting work he does, answered student questions, and stayed behind to connect with students.

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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As a first-year student, do you find connecting with individuals or networking difficult? Do you find yourself at networking events not knowing what to do? Who to talk to? What to say?

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Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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So you’re thinking of studying abroad in the fall, but you’re not sure what that means for recruitment season. It will definitely affect your ability to attend info sessions, connect directly with employers on campus, and manage in-person interview requests . . . but it’s totally do-able and with some preparation and planning, can be a success!

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