Project Amanda: Cool things I did at Duke

Recorded Monday, April 5 at 09:00 PM

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About this livestream

School information

Duke University

Durham, NC

Join Amanda for our second episode of Project X, where our hosts delve into their extracurricular and vocational experience at college to give you an idea of what student work-life looks like outside the classroom. Amanda will be recounting some of her proudest accomplishments at Duke, where she recently graduated with a degree in Biology.

Come prepared to learn all about the opportunities available to you at this school, and feel free to ask Amanda questions about her work at Duke!

School information

Duke University

Durham, NC
Your host

Undergrad College: Duke University '20

Major: Biology

Work Experience: Amanda has worked in four different research labs, two at Cambridge University (U.K) and two at Duke University. Additionally, Amanda worked as a tutor for Biology and Chemistry for several years and also served a sales manager for an apartment complex.

My Admissions Story: Amanda applied to colleges in both the UK and the US. After being accepted to Duke and visiting campus during the accepted students' weekend, Amanda knew that Duke was the perfect fit for her.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Amanda and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
24:23@Kavya:Were there any clubs that you did not like? (Not necessarily that they were bad, just that they weren't for you.)
26:05@Kavya:What was your absolute favorite extracurricular at Duke?
26:46@mimi:In which year did you get the lab scholarship?
31:20@anonymous:do you know why duke decisions aren't out yet ?
35:41@anonymous:How did you know your GPA if it was pass/fail at Duke?
42:26@anonymous:Can we ask you for essay revisions?
43:28@mimi:How did you allocate your time in Duke? e.g. What % on course work, % on extracurricular? And when did you do what? How much hours of sleep do you get each day on average? You did a lot.
48:04@stemcurious:Are the hospitals on campus? For premed track students to get hospital volunteering?
49:37@Kavya:Was networking difficult?
51:51@anonymous:How long is the walk from east campus (which I believe all freshmen live) to classes?
53:56@anonymous:I heard ECs at Duke are really competitive. What's your take on that?
54:34@anonymous:How are the dorms? Are they clean?
55:40@stemcurious:Do you know of anyone coming from West coast and how they adjusted to the cold winter's?
56:49@mimi:How competitive is Duke? If not, what does Duke do to avoid competitive atmosphere?
58:05@anonymous:Are there opportunities to go downtown? Or is there sort of a disconnect between Duke and Durham?
58:17@anonymous:What is the political scene like? Are people open to talking about politics?


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