Julia Zou

Class: 2015

Major: Sociology major, Visual and Media Studies minor, Markets and Management Studies certificate

After Graduation: Julia currently works as a graphic designer at publishing company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in NYC.

My certificate in Markets and Management Studies prepared me for the professional world with familiarity of business accumen and led to my first career in marketing.

What advice would you give 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 0 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.

LinkedIn Contact: linkedin.com/in/juliawzou/

Julia Zou
Graphic Designer at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt