Among the skills most attractive to employers are the following. They are also the skills most-often gained or improved during DukeEngage, as reported by program participants.
- Resiliency – Also Flexibility and Adaptability
- Willingness to Learn – Also Humility and Curiosity
- Communication & Teamwork
- Ethics & Integrity
The Professional Benefits of DukeEngage
For more than a decade, DukeEngage has been a part of the educational experience for hundreds of students who have gone on to pursue a wide range of extraordinary personal and professional goals. And we are proud to say that the hard skills and soft skills acquired during a DukeEngage experience can give students a leg up on graduate school applications and in job interviews. No matter what your future holds, participation in DukeEngage can add immeasurable value to your time at Duke, and as you prepare for the next steps in your life and career.
But how do you capture all of that on your resume??
Scroll down to read articles about how your summer with DukeEngage might be very attractive to future employers who are looking for highly motivated, critical thinkers.
DukeEngage Strengthens Soft Skills Employers Love
Benefits of Travel & Study Abroad
- Why Student Travel Is More Important than Ever Before (Huffington Post, LIFE)
- Want a Job? New Research Shows Studying Abroad May Get You Hired (Huffington Post)
- The Benefits of Study Abroad (MBA.com)
- Studying Abroad Could Give You An Edge in the Job Market (CNN)
Benefits of Volunteering
- 5 Ways Volunteering Can Enhance Your Career (Forbes)
- The Benefits of Volunteerism, if the Service is Real (New York Times)
- “Y” Volunteer? The Benefits of Volunteering for Young Professionals (Huffington Post)
- Volunteer for Your Career (Monster)
- The Health Benefits of Volunteering (Corporation for National & Community Service)
- Volunteering and Psychological Health (Purdue)
Benefits of Service-Learning
- How Service Learning Affects Students (Univ. of Nebraska, Omaha)
- Why Service Learning is Such a Good Idea (Scholarworks GVSU)
- Serving-Learning Courses Can Positively Impact Post-Graduate Salaries, UGA Study Finds (Univ. of Georgia)
“In the event of a recession, there would be a greater challenge searching for jobs and internships … Students’ ability to get experience will be challenged.” Programs such as DukeEngage and DukeImmerse, he says, can fill that experience gap. Read the full Chronicle article.