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Anonymous

Anonymous is a junior majoring in Psychology and Public Policy. She will be interning for a public sector consulting company in the summer, but she is now completely undecided about which of her majors to pursue in the long-run.

L's Taken

5

"Thank you for applying but..."

  • Deloitte, McKinsey, BCG, & Bain 

  • DSP 

  • Duke Improv 

  • Inside Joke 

  • Baldwin Scholars

1

Thing I thought I'd finish but never did

  • Every book I brought to college

4

Everyday L's of life

  • Sleeping through my 8:30 

  • Forgetting to wear rain boots 

  • Promising a lunch with someone that never actually happens

On the Bright Side

4

Memories I made when I wasn't working/studying

  • Thursday night dinners at the Nasher 

  • Zumba classes in Brodie 

  • Theme dinners at Marketplace

3

Things I've learned that will still matter in 10 years

  • Who I am 

  • What I value 

  • The power of narratives

0

TV shows, movies, and books I've enjoyed

0

Things I'm proud of that you won't see on my resume

0

Unconventional skills

3

Quirks that make me who I am

  • Eats ketchup with everything 

  • Random bursts of energy 

  • Exclusively owns black shoes

3

Small joys in my life

  • Reading a good book 

  • Getting in bed with fresh sheets 

  • A Nutella crepe from WU

4

Obstacles I have overcome

  • Exclusionary social scene at Duke 

  • Comparison to my peers 

  • Homesickness 

  • Coping with mental illness

0

Things I've done that pushed me out of my comfort zone

1

Failure that seemed like the end of the world back then but doesn't matter in hindsight

  • Not joining a sorority -- (this matters, but in a different way than I thought. I am now more myself than I ever have been and can see the flaws in institutions built for exclusion)

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Leaps of Faith

0

Life events that have made me stronger

0

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