“A lot of learning in college happens outside the classroom, and I’d encourage you to be thoughtful about how you spend your time. Instead of just trying to “collect” activities for your resume, be intentional. Really ask yourself: What can I learn from this? How will it help me grow as a person? Is it giving me an opportunity to use my skills or grow my skills to make a positive impact? Does it bring me joy that energizes me for my other pursuits? Sometimes, the best activities to involve yourself in may not be obvious. I participated in Mock Trial in college even though it had no obvious connection to my future career in Psychology, because I found it so fun and challenging. It ended up being quite relevant to my career as an educator by teaching me to present ideas very clearly, think on my feet, and collaborate well.”

Work Experience
  • Professor of the Practice; Director of Undergraduate Studies for Psychology
  • Duke Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
Class Year, Data, Technology & Engineering, Education, Government, Nonprofit & Policy, First Year, Junior, Senior, Sophomore