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William Joshua King

William King

williamjoshua.king@duke.edu

Year: Sophomore

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Favorite spot on campus...

I haven't seen too much of campus yet, but I would say the space around Hollows is amazing, and so is the area around Cameron (behind Wilson Gym).

Advice I would tell my first-year self...

Don't be afraid to reach out to people, the worst they can do is not reply or say no. Want to reach out to internships, join projects, do research with a professor, but feel unqualified or shy? Just do it. Getting rejected is not failure, failure is when you fail to try.

Resources I love to use at Duke...

Duke Libraries allow you to borrow almost any book for any period of time (depending on demand). Office Hours are a great way to ask for help on a problem or topic that seems confusing. Finally, professors, academic advisors, and faculty advisors are always willing to help out.

My favorite class(es) at Duke...

EGR 101 and PSYCH 330S.

Co-Curricular/Engagement Experiences...

I am part of a Christian Church on campus... a great way to grow spiritually, get grounded on Christ and be with an AMAZING community. Last year, I also joined the Student Founders Program. It was a very chill environment to discuss start-up ideas and trends.

How I like to spend my free time...

I enjoy working out, playing basketball, reading books, watching sitcoms, and spending time with friends.