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The Everything Guide to a Career in Public Service

When I was 13 years old, I went to science camp. One day, I sat and listened as a scientist described what global warming was going to do to the planet—rising ocean levels, mass extinctions, devastation of populations around the …

By Heather Krasna - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Learning the Lingo Beyond Academia

In the first few weeks/months of a grad program, you’re inundated with new concepts and vocabulary – what discipline-specific language should you know? What research tools will you be using? What are some respected journals in this field?

If you’re …

By Laura Coutts (she/her)
Laura Coutts (she/her) Assistant Director, Career Services
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How to Successfully Navigate One-way Video Interviews

You have an interview coming up – excellent! But it’s with an online system where you won’t have the chance to speak with a person – ugh! Check out these tips for how to navigate those one-way video interviews on …

By Laura Coutts (she/her)
Laura Coutts (she/her) Assistant Director, Career Services
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Humanities PhDs: Transferable Skills And How To Talk About Them

In this blog, Connected Academics project coordinator Stacy Hartman introduces two downloadable documents to help job seekers in the humanities identify their skill sets and describe them in ways that make sense to potential employers.

By Rachel Coleman (she/hers)
Rachel Coleman (she/hers) Director, Career Development and Education
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How to Decline a Job Interview Without Being the Worst

When a recruiter emails and invites you to interview for a job, your split-second reaction can range from “YESSSSS” to “ugh.” The “YESSSSS” next steps are pretty straightforward: You respond, schedule it, prepare for it, and shine bright like a …

By Stav Ziv - The Muse
The Muse
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Before declaring your major, before your first job, before that interview, before you leave Duke what are you doing to …

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Lifelong Learning as a Tool for Building Your Career

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Concept Visualization

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Ten Habits of Mentally Strong People

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Establishing Your Leadership Brand

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