Exploring What You Can Do with Your Friedman Degree

Friedman students and alumni are true change-makers across all sectors, both domestically and internationally. Our Career Directions reflect the diversity of these paths and are organized according to primary outcomes of interest, including agricultural sustainability, nutrition policy, human health, research and data analysis, international development, and innovative business. Within each community you’ll find examples of work in diverse roles (service delivery and management, research and data analysis, or communications and advocacy) and in diverse organizations (the public sector, comprised of Federal, state and local government or multinational agencies, private businesses of all sizes, and all kinds of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations).  In the many places they are found, Friedman students and alumni share an enthusiasm for and commitment to improving the health and well-being of people and environments world-wide, coupled with a focus on evidence-based interventions that support sustainable change. We encourage you to explore and follow along with any career direction that interests you.

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6 Things You Can Do to Get a Career Head Start This Spring

Welcome back to school! Hope the winter break was enjoyable and relaxing for you. You might be thinking about applying for summer internships this spring, or you may be considering a different path. No matter which year you are in, …

By Ingrid Zhou
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Career Quick Tip: Execution

As with most plans, execution is critical to success. Beware of how perfectionism or thinking you have to do it all in one sitting can keep you from getting started. The truth is –small, consistent steps make a difference! Go …

By Melissa Palmer, MS, CPC
Melissa Palmer, MS, CPC Director of Career Services Melissa Palmer, MS, CPC
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“What Are Your Strengths and Weaknesses?” | Interview Q&A

As an interviewee, you’d probably be thrilled to never have to respond to the “What are your strengths and weaknesses” question ever again, but alas, it’s almost definitely here to stay. So rather than wing it when one of these …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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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 …

By Lisa Rabasca Roepe - The Muse
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Getting a Foot in the Door: Advice from Friedman School Alumni

I had the pleasure of attending the Block Career Center’s Virtual Midwest Career Trip on November 19, and here are just a few of the amazing insights shared by alumni panelists from Cargill, Compass/E15, Kellogg, and the Wallace Center at …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor Susannah Krenn
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Spring 2022 Career Workshops & the Roadmap Workshop Challenge

The Block Career Center (BCC) is excited to offer a robust workshop schedule for Spring 2022. All Friedman students and …

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Featured Alumni engage in “flash-mentoring” with current Friedman School students, i.e., short …

Building a Strategic Resume (PDF Guide)

Your resume is above all else a marketing piece. Jam-packed with tips and samples, this guide will help you learn …