Manage low energy, motivation, or time

The job and internship search can be a long process that has both highs and lows. Anticipate that you will struggle at some point with low energy, motivation and time. This is a common part of the process and most of your colleagues will experience it as well. Here are some actions you can take when you find yourself struggling to stay motivated.

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Mid-Semester Slump? Here are some articles for focus, motivation, and balance.

It’s a common time of year for students to wish they were making different progress on their search than happens day-to-day. Whether it’s the press of assignments leaving you with little time, not getting the interviews you wanted from fall …

By Cameo Hartz
Cameo Hartz Assistant Director, Engineering Master's Career Services & Professional Development Cameo Hartz
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An Ode to Slow Career Success

Take a deep breath, commit to reading this short Duke article slowly, letting the advice sink in. You WILL be successful in your career, and can persevere in your search. If you’d like support, meet with a coach.

By Cameo Hartz
Cameo Hartz Assistant Director, Engineering Master's Career Services & Professional Development Cameo Hartz
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Dealing With Rejection and Silence in Your Search

The weeks after fall break are a common time for students to feel some burnout or worry about their search process. Perhaps you’ve submitted some (or many!) applications and are not getting the response you expect. This is totally normal …

By Cameo Hartz
Cameo Hartz Assistant Director, Engineering Master's Career Services & Professional Development Cameo Hartz
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I don’t have an internship yet, and I’m kinda freaking out.

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. This is what your seniors reported about …

By Cameo Hartz
Cameo Hartz Assistant Director, Engineering Master's Career Services & Professional Development Cameo Hartz
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Wrap Up: You Can Do This! Additional Considerations and Steps to Take.

It is our hope that this series has helped you to identify where you might be in your search process (Gaining Momentum, Stabilizing, or Troubleshooting) and have a clear sense of steps to take and supports available.

Searching for internships …

By Cameo Hartz
Cameo Hartz Assistant Director, Engineering Master's Career Services & Professional Development Cameo Hartz
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