Duke Graduate’s PowerPoint Presentation Goes Viral

By Andrew Ivey | Presentations

Oct 14
Duke University USA

Duke University graduate Karen Owen sees her PowerPoint presentation go viral

Recent Duke University graduate Karen Owen has created the net’s most popular PowerPoint presentation.

Not for Karen a PowerPoint presentation that outlined her skills and achievements for a future employer.

Oh no, Karen’s PowerPoint presentation outlined an altogether different set of on-campus achievements, most of them secured in the bedrooms and locker rooms of the men’s lacrosse team.

Her 42 slide presentation, titled, An Education Beyond the Classroom: Excelling in the Realm of Horizontal Academics,” started off being e-mailed around her friends. But what started off as a circular for friends has become a global circulation.

Some error. Now her presentation has gone viral, which given the content is worrying. A University spokesman said officials were “reaching out to those who’ve been affected by this incident” and said the well being of their students was their primary concern.

I’ll leave you to find out more about her “experiences” elsewhere. But she does show a remarkable affinity for PowerPoint graph techniques…

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