In Six Words, Tell Us What You Value about Working at Duke?

The Duke staff or faculty member with the best story receives the story in a frame and choice of either a GoPro HERO7 White or Fitbit Charge 3

The goal is to tell a complete story about what you value most about working at Duke in six words. Six words together don't necessarily make a story. A complete sentence doesn't necessarily make a story. Seek to evoke emotion, capture a moment. Don't just summarize or list details.

Your six word story can describe the value of an employee benefit in your life, an important relationship you have formed during your career here, the influence you had on someone's life through your work, a transformation through your career - whatever you value most as a staff or faculty member at Duke University and Health System.

A good example of a six word story comes from the Mars roving robot, Opportunity. After more than 14 years, NASA recently declared the mission over following a huge dust storm that covered the rover's solar panels and left engineers struggling for months to regain contact. Its last transmission was: Battery is dying. It's getting dark.

Eligible entries must use be six words - no more, no less. Hyphenated words are typically counted as one word. First and last names count as two. Contractions count as one word.

One entry per person, and entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2019. The Duke staff or faculty member with the best story illustrating the value of working at Duke will receive a framed version of the entry and choice of either a GoPro HERO7 White or a Fitbit Charge 3.

We can't wait to read your stories!

Submit your story here.