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DukeEngage 2019 Spring Newsletter
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Alumni News
Rounding Up DukeEngage Alumni in Texas
Three DukeEngage alumni are participating in two Duke Alumni Association events in Texas, alongside Eric Mlyn, Peter Lange Executive Director of DukeEngage. On March 12 in Houston, Mea Warren ’13, natural sciences and mathematics librarian at the University of Houston, will share her takeaways from DukeEngage-Cape Town. The following night in Dallas, Rahiel Alemu ’14, a city impact manager for The Mission Continues, and Nicole Daniels ’14, a partnership manager at international nonprofit Generation, will join Mlyn to discuss how their DukeEngage experiences influenced what they’re doing now.
 
Verma Wins Marshall Scholarship
Shomik Verma '19, a 2016 alumni of DukeEngage-Argentina, was awarded a Marshal Scholarship. Verma is studying mechanical engineering, with minors in energy engineering and mathematics. He is among the 48 recipients of the prestigious Marshal Scholarship, which covers all university fees, cost of living, and other expenses for high-achieving American students to pursue post-graduate studies at any university in the UK.

 
Coming Soon: DukeEngage Alumni Survey!
Later this month, the DukeEngage National Advisory Board will invite ALL past DukeEngage participants to participate in our second DukeEngage Alumni Survey. Every five years, we get the opportunity to ask how DukeEngage has stayed with you and how DukeEngage can continue to be impactful for Duke students. You’ll receive the link by email near the end of the month, so please plan to take some time to update us! Do we have your correct email? Update your alumni profile here.
 
News from DukeEngage HQ
Strong Uptick in U.S. Applications
Over the past few years, there has been an upward trend in DukeEngage applications for U.S.-based programs. Of the projected 400 openings for 2019 group programs, DukeEngage allocated approximately 40% to locations in the U.S. and 60% to locations abroad. For the first time, DukeEngage has surpassed its strategic goal of placing more than 35% of participants in the U.S. In fact, the competition among applicants to gain acceptance to U.S.-based programs was significantly greater in 2019. More.
Employment & Employability: The DukeEngage Difference
More than a decade of data shows us that DukeEngage participants return from their summers of service with stronger teamwork, communication and critical thinking skills. We also know the experience strengthens their sense of self and increases their confidence and adaptability. They report a greater sense of personal and social responsibility and an increased global awareness. But does any of that boost their chances of landing a job after graduation — and thriving? In a nutshell, yes. More.
Where Are the Men in Civic Engagement?
For several months, DukeEngage staff members have been part of a University working group trying to answer a question that has been asked in higher education for many years: Where are the men in civic engagement? On January 16, 2019, our team was part of a conversation that explored topics such as the meaning of civic engagement, why alums chose to become involved, and how we can reach more students who are not currently engaged. More. 
10th Celebration Zhuhai Reunion
The DukeEngage-Zhuhai program has just celebrated its 10-year milestone with a now annual exchange visit from Zhuhai No.9 School and a standing-room-only alumni reunion. The Zhuhai No.9 students and staff visited Duke on January 20, 2019, and enjoyed a dinner event attended by DukeEngage alumni from 2012 up to 2018, as well as the upcoming DukeEngage Zhuhai 2019 cohort. A total of 75 people crowded happily into the East Campus apartment of program director, Hsiao-Mei Ku. More. 
Calling All DU Gooders!
Coming Fall 2019: DU.Good.Work
Launching this fall, the DU.Good.Work conference is designed to supplement existing career services on campus by showcasing the ideas and accomplishments of Duke alumni and faculty whose careers and lives contribute to the public good. Organized by DukeEngage and Duke’s Office of Civic Engagement, in collaboration with dozens of departments across campus, the event will encourage Duke students and alumni to use their knowledge to make the world a better place. More.
Help us Find THE ONE!
We’ve identified our “Top 19” choices for the DU.Good.Work keynote speaker, but need your help paring the list down. These are individuals who we think will be of interest to both students and alumni, and who can speak to the greater good. Please take this very short survey and let us know what you think!

 
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