This weekend Duke will award about 1500 undergraduate degrees during the university’s 158th Commencement exercises. While many graduates will prolong their education by pursuing advanced degrees, some will enter a competitive job market. Sure, a Duke degree should give these graduates a leg up on the competition, but just in case, job-seekers (and parents) might want to look to our Digital Collections for some additional career advice.
Below are some important tips for you to consider:
1. Parents, “germs are not visible–but they are deadly.” Do your part in the “worldwide fight against dirt” to make sure potential employers find your children spotless and with a “wholesome cleanly odor.”
2. Ladies, take it from Mrs. B.: “Her drab, gray hairs were no tribute to her style sense,” but now, thanks to Clairol, “she holds a better position than she ever had before.”
3. Gentlemen, you can’t get away with it. “In these days of fierce competition to get and hold a job, can you afford to take chances with halitosis?” The answer is no.