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Hattie Halloway

Hello! My name is Hattie. I am a senior at Duke studying psychology and public policy. The anti-resume project started at Duke in 2021, but temporarily ended when the students that brought it to Duke graduated. For the past several months, I have been working with the project’s founders to get the anti-resume project back up and running at Duke!

The anti-resume project aims to normalize failures and celebrate successes that wouldn’t normally appear on a resume. As amazing as Duke is, it can often feel like there is immense pressure to get the best grades, jobs, and internships. It can be easy to feel isolated or feel like a failure when things don’t work out. I took over this project because I have dealt with a lot of imposter syndrome while at Duke, and anti-resume helps me reframe my mindset towards a more positive, qualitative way of thinking. Though I have failed in so many big and small ways in my time at Duke, I have also learned, grown, made amazing memories, and built wonderful friendships.

I am graduating in May, so I am looking to transition the project to someone who can take over long-term. I will be posting anti-resume submissions for the remainder of the semester until I find someone else to run the project. If you are interested in making an anti-resume, please fill out the form on our website (linked in our Instagram bio). I will format your anti-resume to match our website, then contact you to make sure you like how it looks before I post it. If you are an underclassmen interested in taking over the project, please reach out to me at 919-699-7673 or email Also, feel free to message if you have any questions!

L's Taken


"Thank you for applying but..."

  • Robertson Scholarship 

  • Duke Engage Kenya (2x) 

  • Costanzo Teaching Fellows (2x) 

  • Green Corps 

  • Story+ (2x) 

  • Baldwin Scholarship 

  • Panera Bread

  • AlphaSights

  • Paramount 

  • Ab Initio 

  • North Star Financial

Things I thought I'd finish but never did


Everyday L's of life

  • Consistently staying up past 3 am despite morning obligations and promising myself I'll go to bed early 

  • Forgetting to move my car for a football game and earning myself a $250 ticket

  • Successfully taking care of my friend's plant for a month, but then beheading it on my way to return it to her

  • Breaking my computer by dropping it while trying to simultaneously watch TV and open a refrigerator

  • Spilling water on my computer 2 months later but being so embarrassed at destroying my computer a second time that I tried to fix it on my own by pouring rice on it, which did not fix the problem but did embed rice in my keyboard. Destroying the 'S' key trying to remove aforementioned rice

On the Bright Side


Memories I made when I wasn't working/studying

  • Traveling to Greece and Ireland with my best friends over spring break 

  • Road trips to see Doja Cat, Japenese Breakfast, Flipturn, and Hippo Campus 

  • Visiting my friends' hometowns and learning about their lives 

  • Stargazing at Jordan Lake and in Virginia 

  • Dancing on the roof of Reuben-Cooke one night at the end of freshman year 

  • Seeing the Chinese Lantern Festival with my girlfriend 

  • Dressing as a mad scientist for the Arizona game 

  • Watching the bench burn after we beat UNC last year 

  • Learning to ski


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

  • “The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.”

  • It's okay to take the L sometimes. It's not worth driving yourself crazy over doing everything perfectly

  • It's okay not to have things figured out. It's never too late to change your mind even if it feels like it is

  • The habits you build are often more important than the choices you make

  • Feeling emotionally seen is one of the most important things in any relationship

TV shows, movies, and books I've enjoyed


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

  • Being a good friend 

  • Showing up for people when it counts 

  • Making video montages that capture my life at Duke 

  • My love for learning and thinking about new and interesting ideas

Things I want to get better at

Things I'm looking forward to in the future


Small joys in my life

  • Seeing the puppy kindergarten dogs around campus

  • Discovering new music

  • Late-night conversations with friends

  • Organizing spreadsheets

  • Drag Race Fridays

Obstacles I have overcome

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

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

Ways I take care of myself


Unconventional skills

  • Touching my tongue to my nose 

  • Standing on my head 

  • Guessing skittle colors with my eyes closed 

  • Memorizing useless information about people

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