"As a graduate student at a private, research-intensive institution it is easy to lose track of the broader landscape of higher education. The PFF partner institutions expose Duke graduate students to different academic environments, and this experience, at least in my case, is crucial to make informed career decisions."
"We engineers, especially those in graduate school, often look at life hyper-rationally: You may end up talking yourself out of applying to a job because you believe the odds are so low. My life experience leads me to this advice: Don’t be afraid to set improbable goals. If your heart is in it, go for it."