Day 2 Recap: Washington, DC Career Trip

Immerse yourself in Day 2 of the annual Friedman School Washington, DC Career Trip through the lens of second-year AFE student, Emily Stanislawzyk.

8:30am – Commencing our second day in the bustling setting of Washington D.C., we embarked on an early …

By Hannah Symons
Hannah Symons Administrative Coordinator
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Day 1 Recap: Washington, DC Career Trip

Immerse yourself in the first 24 hours of the annual Friedman School Washington, DC Career Trip through the lens of second-year AFE student, Emily Stanislawzyk.

8 am – Arriving bright and early at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) while …

By Hannah Symons
Hannah Symons Administrative Coordinator
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Internship Spotlight: Allison Arnold

Ally is a second-year AFE student who interned at the Food Hub for New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. Here she shares her insights, experience, and advice with the Friedman community.

How did you land your internship? (e.g., networking, searching on …

By Alex Kaplan
Alex Kaplan Student Ambassador
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Internship Spotlight: Maddie Stein

Maddie is a second-year AFE student who interned on the Sustainability Team at Stonyfield Organic. A little bit about her experience:

In just a few sentences, please tell us about your summer internship. How does it connect to your personal …

By Hannah Symons
Hannah Symons Administrative Coordinator
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What Are Transferable Skills? Definition and Examples

Even if you haven’t had your first professional job, chances are you’ve gained some transferable skills from internships, volunteering, classes, and even extracurriculars. Transferable skills, as the name suggests, are skills you can transfer from one job to another. These …

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Under the Radar Ways to Target a Company in Your Job Search

The company you want to work for is looking for you. That is the nature of the contemporary job market and it calls for a different approach for the job seeker. Now you can find the company you want to …

By Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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6 Things You Can Do to Get a Career Head Start This Spring

You might be applying for summer internships this spring, or you may be considering a different path. No matter which year you are in, and what plan you have for the summer, here are 6 things you can do to …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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Career Quick Tip: Systematic Career Exploration

You may be wondering, how do I start a systematic personalized career exploration plan? Here are some starter pro tips from a postdoc-turned-career coach who encountered some unexpected challenges along the way to career fulfillment.

Read this article for career …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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6 Strategies For Gaining Perspective

The ability to focus closely on a pressing issue is an invaluable skill, especially at work. But what happens when everything seems urgent?

If you find yourself barely able to come up for air during a busy week, some perspective …

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Getting a Job in the UN

What is the UN?

The United Nations is an international organization that strives to maintain a peaceful and secure world through fostering collaboration among nations. Many Friedman school students are inspired to be leaders on a larger scale with organizations …

By Susannah Krenn, MA
Susannah Krenn, MA Multimedia & Communications Specialist
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The 8 Negotiation Skills You Need—Whether You’re Job Searching or Not

Let’s say you’re conducting a job search and aiming for an annual salary of $100,000, but a company you’ve interviewed with offers you $87,000. You could grudgingly accept it, walk away, or try to negotiate.

You decide to negotiate and …

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How to Use the ‘5 Whys’ to Clarify Your Career Goals

If you’ve been looking for a way to understand what makes you unique, prepare for interviews, or decide between competing job offers, let me introduce you to the 5 Whys.

The 5 Whys is a “root cause analysis” that aims …

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How to Make the Most of an Academic Conference

According to the author, this guide is about how to have an engaging, useful, and — dare we say it — fun conference experience. It’s aimed at helping you do two things: (1) Make the most of your time before, during, and …

By Benny Belvin, MS, CPCC
Benny Belvin, MS, CPCC Director of Career Services
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