Julia Zou

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY

"Being a Sociology graduate has helped to shape my perception of the world on a daily basis. Many of the courses I took can be applied in a real-world setting, whether that be at work or in a conversation."

Advice Julia would give Duke Sociology students:

"As a Sociology student, you get to take some of the most interesting and useful classes at Duke. Don't be afraid to take classes on topics you have zero knowledge about - college is one of the best times to get out of your comfort zone when learning. If you have any interest in an arts or media career, definitely do the Duke in NY: Arts and Media program! One of the highlights of my Duke experience. Also, the Markets and Management Studies Certificate sounds like the most impressive certificate you can get, no matter what professional industry you're going into."