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Due to industry demand and a shift in recruiting trends, many consulting firms will now begin internship recruiting on college campuses during the 2016 fall semester.   This is a change from the past when internship recruitment was limited to later, in the spring semester.  Because of this change, students interested in consulting, will begin interviewing for internships three to five months earlier, in September. 

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Ross Wade, assistant director of career services, Duke Engineering/Professional Master’s Programs

CHALLENGE: Lack of understanding the U.S. job search.

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By Tammy J. Samuels, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

Talking about one’s failures is not an easy thing to do.  In fact, you would probably prefer to leave it out of almost any conversation.  When it comes to telling your story as a job seeker, showcasing your failure may not be all that bad. Now, does this mean you dump your failures into the conversation without purpose or meaning?  Absolutely not.  There’s a time and a place for everything and the interview is most likely the best place for it.  Typically, in the interview, you are likely to get the question about weaknesses, which would seem the most obvious place to insert failures however, what if you don’t get the question?  Do you still want to talk about failure?  I say yes!

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Ross Wade

How to tell your professional story in six words

Thumbnail By Ross Wade, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center, Pratt Professional Masters Programs

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Nikki Smith

Interview Question #1: Tell Me About Yourself

Thumbnail By Nikki Smith, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

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Annie Maxfield, former Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Services

How employers are finding talent through experience based interviews

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Tim Xue ‘13, Economics Major, part of the Peer Advice Series

Thumbnail At Duke, I majored in economics, minored in English, and completed a certificate in Career Center workshops.  Résumé, cover letter, interviewing, networking, internship prep, career fair prep, anything-career-oriented-a-student-could-possibly-need…prep.  You name it, I went to it.

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By Ellen Mishler ‘13, Economics Major, part of the Peer Advice Series

Thumbnail It was one of those mornings. The C-1 was running late and I had forgotten to print out my resume before my appointment at the Career Center. I sat down across from Anita completely empty handed and although I don’t remember the exact words I used, it was probably something along the lines of—help me.

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