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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Exactly How to Respond to a Job Offer via Email (With Examples)

If that job offer you just got signals a happy end to your search, you might immediately want to text all your friends, pop the bubbly, and cue the imaginary marching band to mark the sheer magnitude of this moment. …

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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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Salary Negotiation Event Recap

Last month, the Block Career Center hosted the workshop “Negotiating Your Salary.” Here some key highlights from the session:

Salary negotiation: What is it?

When you hear the phrase “salary negotiation”, how does it make you feel? Is your attitude …

By Fangruo (Ingrid) Zhou
Fangruo (Ingrid) Zhou Student Ambassador
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Guide to Making Tough Career Decisions

What might a good career decision process look like? According to the career coaches at 80,000 hours, a common approach is to make a pros and cons list, but they assert that we can do a lot better. “Pro and …

By Sarah Stockwell, MA
Sarah Stockwell, MA Associate Director of Career Services
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Negotiating Beyond Salary | 14 Employee Benefits to Consider

It can seem that salary is to job value what location is to real estate—everything. While salary is, of course, an important factor when you’re considering a job offer, there are other perks to explore, as well.

Remember that compensation …

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Here Is Why You Are Getting Rejected From Jobs You Are Qualified For — And How to Fix It

“I applied for a job last Friday that had only just been posted that day,” a Fairygodboss community member wrote on the feed. “My qualifications are a pretty perfect match.

Today, I got a rejection email. I was extra careful …

By Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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4 Tips for Salary Negotiations During the Interview Process

Ah, money. We all think about so much of the time, but it can be so uncomfortable to talk about. When it comes to negotiating your salary for a new job, though, it’s critical that you find a way to …

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February and March Food Conferences (Most Are Free!)

It is the conference season! We hope you’ve had an amazing start to this semester. Here are some free/low-cost conferences for this February and March.

Waste Management Forum

Join WM to hear from inspiring sustainability leaders and how we can …

By Fangruo (Ingrid) Zhou
Fangruo (Ingrid) Zhou Student Ambassador
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Perks and Benefits 101: Explanations and Questions to Ask Before You Take the Job

Once you’ve found a job and company that you’re really excited about, salary might top your list of priorities. But while salary is important, it’s only part of the overall offer. To get the full scope of what you’ll really …

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Land the Job: Be Ready for These 15 Potential Final Interview Questions

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the final round of the interviewing process. This is a huge step forward. While it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ve got the job in the bag already, it does mean that the company is very …

By Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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