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When you return to Duke after a summer of DukeEngage service, you may decide you want to tell your story to others. Writing, illustrating, video, photography — these are all excellent options for deeper reflection. They’re also valuable materials that will contribute to your personal brand now while you are an undergraduate … and in your future career. The reflection work that you create now can become part of your academic portfolio and your professional resume.

Examples of Ways to Share Your Story

Do you know of other outlets? Please share them with us so we can expand on this list. Email Cathy Stamm, Director of Communications.

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My DukeEngage Story: Jenna Peters, Kenya-WISER (VIDEO)

From anxious outsider to confident community member, Duke undergraduate Jenna Peters tells a story of transformation and acceptance — and a little dancing.

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My DukeEngage Story: Mike Wang, Jordan (VIDEO)

Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan with his host community in Jordan, Mike Wang experienced a new dimension of religion and a deeper understanding of its place in the world.

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My DukeEngage Story: Juan Granados, Colombia (VIDEO)

During his summer with DukeEngage in Colombia, Juan finally began to understand where he fits at the intersection of his American and Colombian heritage.

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My DukeEngage Story: Rohini Paul, Orange County, CA (VIDEO)

Working with a summer program for young girls in California, Rohini Paul learned powerful lessons about relationship-building and self identity.

My DukeEngage Story: Leonard Giarrano, Vietman (VIDEO)

After working closely with Vietnamese students during his DukeEngage experience, Leonard Giarrano reflects on the recognition of his own privilege and how it deepened the impact of his experience.

My DukeEngage Story: Abby Muehlstein, Koltata, India (VIDEO)

While working in Kolkata, India, Abby Muelstein learned how to confront and accept her fears with the support of her fellow DukeEngage group members.

My DukeEngage Story: Indy Rajan, Kenya WISER (VIDEO)

In this deeply moving account of his struggle to be true to his identity while prioritizing his safety, Indy Rajan describes the careful but difficult choices he made and what he learned along the way.

My DukeEngage Story: Gina Daniel, Kakamega, Kenya (VIDEO)

When long-distance runner Gina Daniels realized that her dream of running in Kenya might cause her host community discomfort, she decided to invest her time in other ways to connect with the people around her.

My DukeEngage Story: Katie Becker, New York City (VIDEO)

While working in New York City, Katie Becker came to realize the true impact of her DukeEngage experience at an unexpected time.

 

My DukeEngage Story: Jenna Peters, Kenya – WISER (VIDEO)

From anxious outsider to confident community member, Duke undergraduate Jenna Peters tells a story of transformation and acceptance — and a little dancing.