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Former Scholars

Dora Walmsley

Participation in the Community Engagement Scholars Program provided me with diverse experiences and unique insights that greatly contributed to my post graduate success. As a recent graduate, it can be difficult to set yourself apart from your peers. The Pittsburgh non-profit job market specifically, is extremely competitive with a high number of more experienced candidates applying for entry-level positions. The Scholars program not only helped me to develop critical skill sets, and build experience, but afforded opportunities to meet with various non-profit and community leaders. The ability to begin building my network prior to graduation enabled me to secure employment while in my final semester at Duquesne. Since then, I have maintained relationships with many of these contacts, which has led to my continued advancement in the field.