"The Office Staff Development program was very helpful in enhancing my computer knowledge and business writing skills to help me communicate better in a professional setting. The program helped me advance my career at Duke where I was able to move from working in Housekeeping to a Material Clerk Coordinator and now a Staff Specialist. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to become better with Excel, PowerPoint, and computer literacy. It will also give you knowledge for interviewing, writing resumes, and many more skills to enhance your professionalism. The staff was very efficient and knowledgeable making sure we would obtain the business skills necessary no matter your skill level. I loved these classes and would not be a success today without the knowledge I gained in the classes."
-- Lakeshia Whitted, Staff Specialist Duke University School of Medicine, Office of Curricular Affairs
"The OSD program has helped me improve upon social, computer and networking skills and the internship experience helped tremendously!"
-- Rodney Coffin, Staff Assistant, Office of Research Support
"The Office Staff Development Program helped polish me into not only a professional, but also as a leader! I've gained so much confidence and I've advanced in my career in such a short amount of time. Because of the amazing opportunities that I experienced during my time in this program, I'm looking forward to going as far as my credentials will allow me to go. I'm excited!"
-- Sherelle Avery, Financial Care Counselor, Duke Health Center
"Mentoring is a unique experience. I have found that listening intently and reflecting on your Mentee's strengths makes one shine and flourish. Often a simple glimpse of one's gifts inspires action."
-- Jennifer Sider, MBA, Director, Marketing and Development, Duke University Federal Credit Union
"Having the opportunity to cultivate and nurture someone's career growth was simply gratifying. It was great knowing that my ability to motivate and inspire helped an individual morph into a more successful and professional Duke employee!"
-- Corey L. Lyon | Scheduling Manager, Access Operations | Duke Health Access Services