Career Management Competencies

Tips to Navigating College as a First-Gen Student

Navigating college can be difficult, especially if you’re the first from your family to do so. Many years ago I left my small hometown to embark on a new journey called college. Being the first person from my family to attend a four-year university, I was excited, proud, and nervous all at the same time. Navigating the four years became a huge learning experience as I fumbled my way through campus, learned how to stand alone without my family nearby, and created lifelong relationships.


Technical Interviewing

You might be considering positions in software engineering or others that will require a test of your technical skills.  In addition to the traditional behavioral interview (if you need help here, make an appointment with a career adviser and we can practice your behavioral interview skills), you may be asked to solve a problem in front of your interviewer. 

Here are some of the most important things to think about:


Top 6 Resources for First Years on the Career Center Website

First years, as you continue to navigate Duke and explore various resources, the Career Center would like for you use your Duke Career Center website as a valuable resource. In doing so, we would like to share with you the top six places you should visit on the site. This information can be helpful as you are trying to understand the services the Career Center provides, updating your resumes, and thinking about major selection.