Their questions were typical of incoming graduate students: What are the best housing options on- and off-campus? Are tuition payment plans available? How successful have graduates been in pursuing careers in New York and Washington D.C.? And of course, are graduate students able to get tickets to Duke basketball games?
What made the group of admitted graduate students posing the questions different is that they were using Weibo, a popular Chinese social media channel, to connect with current graduate students and Duke staff in real time to learn more about graduate school and campus life at Duke.
H-1? Green card? Immigration? Intercompany transfer? Treaty countries? L-1?
Getting to the U.S involves enough paperwork, but what about if you want to stay? Just looking at the lists of forms and deadlines can be daunting enough! Luckily for those who attended the CLG workshop this week, we got an expert to tell us all the information we need to know.
So youâve got that great G.P.A? You excelled at your internships? You are a born leader and great communicator?
Awesome â how about you tell me all about it. No really, sell me on you.
Thatâs the tricky part isnât it? Making sure a future employer or benefactor gets to really see what makes you great and unique. Your rÃ©sumÃ© may look good, but what happens when it is interview time? That is what this weeksâ C.L.G workshop, led by Anita Stockmans, assistant director of counseling and programs at the Career Center, investigated.
The workshop examined how to make your interview experience the most productive and enjoyable possible. We looked at effective preparation, research, techniques for answering questions and much more! Here are the top tips from the workshop.
Written by Vivian Tan, Class of 2017