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Mitchell Negus

Mitchell Negus

Year: Sophomore

Major: Mechanical Engineering

How I've made the most of my Duke experience...

As a member of the Duke Marching Band, I was able to attend the Duke v. Alabama football game at Mercedes Benz Stadium, as well as several men’s and women’s basketball games in Cameron.

Last year, I participated in the WearDuke study, where freshman health data was collected through different wearables. I got a free Apple Watch but, according to my data, not nearly enough sleep!

I also really enjoyed FLUNCHing several of my professors. It’s super simple to set up and a great way to get to know them more outside of the classroom.

Where I see myself after Duke...

I haven’t yet decided—I’m contemplating going to graduate school or entering the workforce.

How I like to spend my free time...

I enjoy biking, cooking/grilling, playing video games, snow-skiing, golfing, and traveling (before COVID-19).

My favorite class(es) at Duke...

EGR 101 and EGR 121—These first-year design classes were a great way to get exposed to real-world projects, and I had a lot of fun working in teams throughout them both.

I was also really fortunate to snag a spot in a golf class last spring—the class was very relaxing and a fantastic way to develop golf skills (even with no prior experience).

Resources I love to use at Duke...

Drop-In Tutoring. I found this to be an excellent way to get additional help for a class with no prior planning or sign-ups, especially in math or science classes.

Academic Resource Center (ARC). The ARC offers several services that can make studying much easier, especially when I’m trying to strategize my schedule for a busy week.

Libraries—Perkins and Lilly. The librarians are incredibly helpful; whether you need help finding sources on a really specific topic, or you need someone to check that your scientific writing is comprehensible, they have you covered.

Co-Curricular/Engagement Experiences...

I play clarinet in the Duke Marching Band, and I’m involved with the Duke Catholic Student Center, as well as Greek Life.