With a community of more than 175,000 alumni, Ask A Blue Devil will connect you with the best Duke alumni experts who can help you with advice and introductions.
First, I want to say thank you. Ask a Blue Devil has been such an amazing system for me. Both times I have used it I have been contacted by multiple generous alum. Most recently it has helped me find a remote internship for this summer. I definitely intend to use Ask a Blue Devil again and would highly recommend it to others.
The Duke Community is differentiated by its overabundance of engaged, helpful and expert alumni in all fields and all parts of the world. “Ask a Blue Devil” facilitates connections between community members needing assistance and alumni that can provide it. When I needed mentorship, support and encouragement for an unfamiliar project, I turned to the platform. In short order I received boundless, genuine support and guidance from accomplished and expert alumni. This very powerful tool should be utilized by those seeking knowledge or new understanding.
DUKE FUQUA ’93
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“My name is Isabella Martinez and I am a sophomore studying criminology. I have taken several psychology courses and have enjoyed these classes. I’m trying to decide if I should double major or minor in psychology, and I’m not sure it is worth extra stress and workload. It would be great to hear from law enforcement officials, judges and defense attorneys how helpful an extra degree might be.
Thank you so much for your help!”
“I am participating in the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF I-Corps), which trains engineers and researchers in developing a viable start-up. I also am a member of a student aerospace group that has launched multiple sub-orbital payloads. I would like to work for a small- or moderate-sized aerospace company to continue to pursue my passion. I would like to learn more about how to position myself for success from alumni who have experience with these firms.
“Hello, my name is Nia Gomez, and I am finally entering my last year (hopefully) at CSUN. I would like to speak to alumni who share either of my majors (Sociology / Gender Women’s Studies) for advice on a career path, internships and how to prepare myself for life after graduation. I am interested in helping to provide resources to marginalized groups of people. My goal is to be able to help people overcome inequality and oppression.
Thank you for your time and interest.”
“Hello! I am Willow Dominguez, a junior with hopes to become a high school counselor. I have experience working at the high school level as a CSUN representative and I really enjoyed it. I currently work in two jobs — an academic mentor and peer educator.
I am thinking about obtaining a masters in school counseling, but not sure if that is right for me and if it will substantially help me obtain my professional goals. I would like to chat with alumni about their experiences and journeys as well as get advice about grad school.
I appreciate your assistance!”