Chalvonna (Smith) Teachey

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Chalvonna (Smith) Teachey

Chalvonna (Smith) Teachey is responsible for the overall strategic direction of SEAS Career Services. She believes that the most effective career services infuse professional development with the student experience. Chalvonna strives to create collaborative talent pipelines by connecting students to corporate, non-profit, government, and academic professional opportunities through hands-on employer engagement. Prior to her role at The George Washington University, Chalvonna worked at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in employer relations and event management.

Chalvonna graduated in 2014 with a M.S. in Management from University of Maryland, University College and in 2008 with a B.A. in Philosophy and a minor in Rhetoric from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is currently a doctorate student at GW’s School of Education and Human Development in Human & Organizational Learning researching the mediation of algorithmic bias.

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GW Alumnus @ xScion | Director of Talent Management, Lindsay Miller

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Where do GW Alumni Work? 
GW Alumnus @ xScion | Director of Talent Management, Lindsay Miller

Interested in learning more about xScion? Meet Lindsay at the  GW STEM Networking Pop Up on September 12th.

“The George Washington University instills the values of …

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Duke-Sloan Boot Camp – Deadline July 12th!

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Each September, The Duke-Sloan and Pratt School of Engineering Graduate Boot Camp brings to Duke talented undergraduates in chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, and statistical science. The Boot Camp will encourage participants to think critically about their research interests …

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The Right Way to Follow Up After a Career Fair (Email Template Included!)

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When you show up to a career fair, they just give you a job, right? If only it were that easy. While career fairs serve up great introductions to companies, recruiters, and career paths you may choose to follow, it’s …

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What Employers Want You to Know : “4 Soft Skills That Every Technologist Needs by 2020”

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True Story: Your Job Doesn’t Always Have to Be Fun

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Recently, I had drinks with some friends and a few of their friends. Eager to get to know new people, I started chatting with one particular person about her job. Her responsibilities include riding boats with fishermen to regulate the …

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Everything That’d Be Different if You Stopped Believing in a Linear Career Path

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Here’s a line I’ve heard over and over when successful people are asked about their career paths:

 

I didn’t really follow a traditional path…

 

It seems to be offered as a preface, or a caveat, that the person …

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How to Ask for a LinkedIn Recommendation That Works for You

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We all know the benefits of a robust LinkedIn profile. It attracts the right kind of attention from recruiters and hiring managers, it helps you build a strong, reliable network, and it’s a convenient and easy way to showcase your …

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W. Scott Amey Career Services Center

5th Annual Leaders in Energy Green Jobs Forum
Thursday, August 16th, 5 – 9 pm and Green Career Workshops (8:45 – 5 pm)
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Here’s How You Answer the Illegal “What’s Your Current Salary” Question

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What is your current salary?

Whenever that question comes up during a job search, you’re stuck wondering if you should answer honestly (which could result in an offer that’s lower than you want), lie (which feels shady and could easily …

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3 Polite Ways to End That Networking Conversation (That Don’t Involve Obvious Excuses)

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Here’s the thing: I don’t really struggle to start conversations with people. But, I’ll be the first to admit that I find it challenging to end them.

This is especially true in networking situations when my nerves are already a …

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