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Pilot MAP: Engage

"I was not quite sure of what exactly I was looking for when I first came in, but the staff provided me with several helpful resources and made me feel comfortable asking questions."
— sophomore English major

Research & Discernment

  • Conduct at least three Informational Interviews - keep track of your contacts.
  • Connect with faculty members using 5 Ideas for Connecting with Faculty Members (Adapted from Duke University Sophomore Year Experience):
    • Invite a faculty member to a cup of coffee, a lunch or a dinner. Go to office hours.
    • Participate in at least one Career Center event. 
    • Ask your Resident Assistant to set up a faculty meal or other interaction on campus.
    • Ask professors about their career paths, interests and hobbies. You might find you each share a common interest or you could discover a new one.
    • When walking to class or around on campus, if you see a professor, start walking with him or her. Casual conversations are some of the easiest ways to make personal connections.

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