Career Advice

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 Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Career Advisor / Multimedia & Communications Specialist Susannah Krenn
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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 Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Career Advisor / Multimedia & Communications Specialist Susannah Krenn
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Resource Spotlight: Boston Network for International Development (BNID) Organization Directory

Looking for an internship, volunteer opportunity, or full-time job? The Boston Network for International Development (BNID) offers a helpful directory with more than 250 Boston-area organizations focused on international development.

View the BNID Directory

Categories include:

Advocacy
Africa
Arts
Asia

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Career Advisor / Multimedia & Communications Specialist Susannah Krenn
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5 Common Global Development CV Mistakes

Entire books can be — and have been — written about what not to do when applying to a job.

Much of the advice is expected and applies to a wide range of industries — global development included. Always customize your CV. Keep …

By Beth Jameson, MA
Beth Jameson, MA Administrative Coordinator Beth Jameson, MA
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10 Questions to Ask in Your Next Internship Interview to Make Sure It’s Right for You

Congratulations, you did it! You landed an interview for your dream internship. Since you haven’t had a lot of experience in the workplace yet, an internship is an awesome opportunity to get “real world” work experience, figure out what you …

By Tiffany Waddell Tate - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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How to Become a Change Agent

Organizations can benefit from “change agents”—people who rethink, redesign, and restructure the way things work from within. Whether they reimagine entire programs or introduce new systems and technologies, change agents cultivate bottom-up problem solving and informal leadership at their organizations.

This description of a …

By Jen Bogle - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
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How to Respond to “Walk Me Through Your Resume”—and Get Your Interview Started on the Right Note

When you begin any job interview, your interviewer is likely to start the conversation with some sort of introductory question. Because of this, “Tell me about yourself” is one of the most common interview questions in any job search. But …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Career Insider: Interview with an Epidemiologist

Gloria Coronado, Ph.D. is an Associate Member and Epidemiologist in the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. In this interview from nature.com, she discusses how she chose her career as an epidemiologist, …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Career Advisor / Multimedia & Communications Specialist Susannah Krenn
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6 IRL Networking Tips for Introverts

The country is reopening, with more and more in-person events being held each day. This means that in-real-life networking will soon return. While this might be a welcome development to some, to others, including many introverts, this might be daunting. …

By Andi Croft - Vault
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Ways to Get Involved with Local & National Public Policy, Legislation and Advocacy

Looking for a way to influence food and nutrition policies and programs? The Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND) website offers information about getting involved with both local and national nutrition policy. As a state affiliate of the Academy …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Career Advisor / Multimedia & Communications Specialist Susannah Krenn
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