Being an ICS graduate from Duke has helped shape my professional success by providing me with a global perspective and understanding that has enabled me to assume roles in global companies. My most memorable and rewarding experiences came about because of language fluency and global awareness. Prior roles include interning with the Department of State and analytical roles with the Department of Justice, the Inter-American Development Bank, and MSCI. Currently, with Walmart eCommerce, I am working alongside people from all over the country and the world, and for a company that has reshaped how we think about business on a global scale. I am specifically working in transportation logistics, which has a very large impact on company deliverables.
Advice Danielle would give Duke ICS students:
The advice that I would give is to definitely pursue your passions and your interests within the major. When I was in college, not many people were doing the cross-regional approach, which I was very passionate about, but pursing that angle helped me standout and have the career that I desired. I would also take advantage of the interdisciplinary approach and take related courses from across departments to have a more well-rounded understanding, which is the goal of this degree. I would also recommend not shying away from related quantitative courses as well as those are increasingly becoming more sought after.