Welcome to “Find Your Way,” the newly created blog curated by the Academic Guides. This space will feature bi-weekly posts about the many ways to find your way to, through, and after Duke. The posts will cover a variety of topics including learning strategies, the myth (or cultural norm) of “effortless perfection,” the intersections of academics and wellbeing, finding meaning and purpose, and so much more. We (the Academic Guides) will be sharing our own thoughts, experiences, and interesting findings and enlisting the various members of the Duke community – undergrads, grad students, faculty, staff, and alumni – to do the same.

We also hope to feature the programs and opportunities we will be creating as Academic Guides within our assigned residential quads on West Campus. If you’re interested in learning more about what we do, visit the About Us section of this site.

Interesting in writing for the blog? We’d love for you to submit a piece. Check out our Blog Submission Guidelines for information about what type of posts we accept, formatting guidelines, and our publishing process. If you have any questions along the way, you can email us at academicguides@duke.edu.

Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!

Chase Black, Keohane Quad
Sarah Eisensmith, Crowell/Wannamaker Quads
Debbie Hughes, Few Quad
Katherine Jo, Kilgo Quad
Thomas Phillips, Hollows Quad
Joshua Sipe, Edens Quad
Erica Wallace, Craven Quad