General Professional Development

Students Are Missing the Point of College

“I’m just here for college because I thought that was something that you had to do … Now I’m just sort of sullenly sulking my way through and, like, hating it, and hating myself, hating anyone around me … That’s, like, not the way it should be … If you are going in with th[ose] kind of intentions … it’s bad for you, and it’s bad for everyone else around you.”

By Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him)
Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him) Assistant Director, Entertainment, Media & Arts Career Community
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Student Energy Map and Topic Index

Exploring different ways to work in Energy? Review Student Energy‘s Energy Systems Map and/or Energy Topic Index for descriptions, in depth explanations and videos. You can also see how topics are connected to each other and review concepts easily. …

By Christina Plante
Christina Plante Assistant Director of Career Services
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When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

by Allan H. Church & Jay A. Conger

Article Originally Appeared in the March 29, 2018 issue of Harvard Business Review

Summary.  

Starting a new job is one of the most important — and challenging — parts of any professional’s career. All …

By Greg Victory (he/him/his)
Greg Victory (he/him/his) Assistant VP Student Affairs/Fannie Mitchell Executive Director, Career Center
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Networking Step by Step from a Duke Alum

You’re ready to look for internships and jobs and you hear someone tell you to network or start connecting with individuals with like interests, do you know where to start? When thinking about connecting with individuals who share the same …

By Alicia Rhodes (she/hers)
Alicia Rhodes (she/hers) Assistant Director, Career Services
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How to Be a Strategic Career Explorer

Mark Skoskiewicz, Founder of MyGuru

Whether you’re concerned with success in high school, college, a job search, or a specific career, it turns out that who you are (your background, skills, talents, etc.) is actually less important than what you …

By William Frierson - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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