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I don’t have an internship yet, and I’m kinda freaking out. -the 2023 edition!

Yes! It’s true! We know this is happening for many of you and hope that you’re working with a career coach to make your life and process easier.

Let’s look at some facts. Over the past three summers, this is …

By Cameo Hartz (she/her or they/them)
Cameo Hartz (she/her or they/them) Assistant Director, Engineering Master's Career Services & Professional Development
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Qualified Applicants Only: Don’t Be Intimidated By A Job Description

According to a recent survey shared in the Wall St Journal, job seekers spent an average of only 49.7 seconds reading a job description before dismissing a position as a poor fit. If job seeker feels that they don’t have …

By Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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What is Management Consulting? An Introduction with the Members of Duke Advanced-Degree Consulting Club

Are you curious about how you can apply your research skills in a consulting career? Join us this workshop offered by the Duke Advanced-Degree Consulting Club (DACC) to learn about careers in management consulting. In addition to hearing an overview …

By Grace Athy
Grace Athy Assistant Director, Career Services
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Find hidden opportunities through news and trends

Many students say they “just want a job,” but no employer wants to hear that, and in reality, the more you know about what energizes you, the more you can develop a niche and set yourself aside from other candidates in the job search. Pay close attention to news and trends. When you ‘read between the lines,’ you can uncover hidden career opportunities while increasing your comfort with industry lingo needed for networking and job interviewing in your field.

By Chloë Benjamin (she/her)
Chloë Benjamin (she/her) Assistant Director, Engineering Master's Career Services and Professional Development
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The Two-Hour Job Search

Does submitting online applications feel ineffective and unsatisfying? Consistently, data show that the majority of Duke engineering master’s students find their post-graduation jobs using alternate methods. In fact, connecting with other people often exceeds websites as the largest source of …

By Cameo Hartz (she/her or they/them)
Cameo Hartz (she/her or they/them) Assistant Director, Engineering Master's Career Services & Professional Development
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If your search is not getting the results you want, it’s time to troubleshoot. First, start with the basics and …

Once you’ve established a solid search, improve your ability to incorporate the employer perspective. This single factor is often the …

Congratulations! You’ve got a solid search if you are:
✅ confidently submitting online applications
✅ reaching out to people at the organizations …

Start Your Search with Focus and a Plan.

These three steps will ensure your search is on track from start …

Common Scams Targeting International Students | Interstride

Job and Internship Search is one area where scammers sometimes pop up. This handy guide from Interstride, a resource you …

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