Stay Positive and Motivated

We know there is more to a job and internship search than talking to people, applying, interviewing, and deciding. Emotion, complexity, and nuance are present in navigating your search as you build resilience, celebrate wins, and experience disappointment. It’s an important part of the process to stay positive and motivated, and the four tasks below will help you do that.  Each has an explanation and steps in the links below. 

✅ Utilize Duke’s resources dedicated to helping you thrive while here as a student. Here are a few ways to take good care of yourself and those important to you; all are included in your tuition.

  • Review the services offered by CAPS (Counseling & Psychological Services)  including workshops and discussions, individual counseling, and Blue Devils Care telehealth service for on-demand support if you’re feeling overwhelmed.
  • Check out this page specifically for Engineering Master’s students detailing additional Duke resources focused on wellness
  • Don’t know where to start? Email Pratt Master’s Student Services (pratt-masters-studentservices@duke.edu) for guidance on how you can engage or where you can get support.

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How to Manage the Emotional Roller Coaster of a Job Search

by Rebecca Zucker

Summary.   

The job search is a process that can be as short as several weeks, or more likely, several months. As with any other process, there are peaks and valleys. One week you have networking meetings and …

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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Hearing Crickets After A Job Interview? Here’s What To Do

Robert Hellmann, Contributor, Career & Executive Coach, Speaker, Business Consultant

Article originally appeared on Forbes.com on 8/2/22

Many jobseekers are too quick to write-off opportunities if they experience radio silence after an interview. A typical example: “My last interview was …

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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Learn Top Skills to Help You Future-Proof Your Career

Top skills and courses

September 1, 2022 (originally appeared on LinkedIn)

There’s a new buzzword that’s changing the way employers reward, promote, and hire. It’s skills. Instead of ‘who do you know?’ or ‘where did you go to school?’, the …

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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Lessons on Leadership and Community from 25 Leaders of Color

by Darren Isom,, Cora Daniels, & Britt Savage

September 15, 2022

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Summary.   

The specific attributes that leaders of color bring can be the key to unlocking great leadership — for everyone. To better understand the relationship between leadership …

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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Self-Care and Stress Relief

Written by: Raksha Doddabele

It might feel like you’re having a heart attack. Heart pounding, shallow breathing, and hands dripping in sweat. Nails bitten to the root and an unshakeable weight of dread pressed on your chest.

I was mostly …

By Alicia Rhodes (she/hers)
Alicia Rhodes (she/hers) Assistant Director, Career Services
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Resources

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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