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Luke Qin

Junior at Duke studying CS! I chose CS because I think it's fun to build software and create value from thin air where it did not exist before.

L's Taken

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"Thank you for applying but..."

  • Stripe SWE Internship 

  • Robinhood SWE Internship 

  • Roblox SWE Internship 

  • Benchling SWE Internship 

  • SigOpt SWE Internship 

  • Lattice SWE Internship 

  • Rocket Lab GNC Internship 

  • Coinbase SWE Internship 

  • Pinterest SWE Internship 

  • Lyft SWE Internship 

  • Sentry SWE Internship 

  • Scale SWE Internship 

  • Toast SWE Internship 

  • Scale and Coin Fall 2018 Rush 

  • Like 1000s of emails that got ghosted 

  • Prom King hahaha

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Things I thought I'd finish but never did

  • PowerPoint Alternative Project 

  • COVID QR Code Scanning Project 

  • EdTech Startup for K-6 STEM Kits 

  • Developer API for Publishing Algo Trading 

  • Slides Note Taking Project • Crispr Research

7

Everyday L's of life

  • Not knowing how to cook 

  • Not knowing how to swim 

  • Wanting to read a bunch of things but never having the time to read it all 

  • Wanting to be better at math 

  • Wanting to do bio research again 

  • Wanting to be a more coherent thinker and communicator 

  • Wanting to write and journal more

On the Bright Side

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Memories I made when I wasn't working/studying

  • Dancing to the vibe 

  • Going on the Market Place Roof 

  • Skydiving 

  • Exploring some tunnels (unspecified in location) 

  • Going trick or treating 

  • Hot pot

3

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

  • Making sure to appreciate the little things and every moment since everything passes by so quickly. 

  • Not idolizing any particular destination and just focusing on the journey 

  • Listening

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TV shows, movies, and books I've enjoyed

  • Spongebob Squarepants (individual who lives in a pineapple under the sea) 

  • Mr. Beast (YouTube) • Minecraft (video game) 

  • Contrapoints (YouTube) 

  • The Boys (Amazon) 

  • Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter 

  • Great Founder Theory by Samo Burja 

  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

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

  • Loyalty 

  • Humor 

  • Volunteering

4

Unconventional skills

  • Making birthday cards 

  • Vibing 

  • Understanding the mood of my cat 

  • Stop motion animation

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Quirks that make me who I am

  • The dimensionality of the vibe 

  • Only one dimple 

  • Useless productivity hacks 

  • Breaking rules that no-one cares about

7

Small joys in my life

  • The way that the air smells 

  • Water 

  • Beepy boopies 

  • My friends Viv and Vik 

  • The sun 

  • Starry night 

  • Memes

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Obstacles I have overcome

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

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Failures that seemed like the end of the world back then but don't matter in hindsight

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Leaps of Faith

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Life events that have made me stronger

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