Chalvonna Smith Teachey

Director

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 an M.S. in Management from the 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 legitimation of algorithmic bias.

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Here’s How You Answer the Illegal “What’s Your Current Salary” Question

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)

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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Questions for You to Ask at the End of an Interview

As you near the end of your interview, the hiring manager will likely turn to you and say, “So, do you have any questions for me?” The answer should always be yes. In fact, many employers automatically reject candidates who …

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How to Get the Right Kind of Feedback in Your New Job (Because Your Success Depends on It)

The first 90 days of your new job are crucial to set yourself up for long-term career success. It’s where you make good on the promises you touted during your interview and set the stage for how people perceive you.

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3 Beliefs You Need to Let Go of if You Want to Be Happy in Your Career

Just a few months ago, I was having a conversation with a friend who was considering trying her hand at full-time freelancing. Over coffee, I ran through all of my standard advice, tips, and encouragement, and then offered her the …

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What’s the Difference Between an Offer Letter and a Contract?

Understanding the difference between an offer letter and a contract is one of the key ways to set yourself up for success in your career. Since the terms are closely linked, many recent grads tend to think of them interchangeably …

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What Should You Do if You Have a Verbal Job Offer but Not a Written One?

After successfully applying for a job and going through the interview process, the hiring manager says the phrase you’ve been hoping to hear. “We want to offer you the job!” But what happens when several days have passed and you …

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An Easy-to-Use Template for Creating the Perfect PowerPoint Presentation

You’re full of great ideas, and finally it’s your chance to share them with your team, or your boss, or even in an interview. So, you lug out your computer, gather your notes, and create a PowerPoint presentation—from scratch.

Bleh.

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How to Internationalize Your Resume

Hello SEAS students! I came across the following article and wanted to share it with you. It’s no secret that the job market is favorable to those that aren’t afraid to seek international experiences, so here are some tips for …

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GW CareerQuest: Visit Top Employers in NY and Los Angeles

GW Career Quest: APPLY HERE

Sponsored by the Center for Career Services and the Career Services Council, and supported by a generous gift from Board of Trustees Emeritus Mark R. Shenkman, MBA ’67, and his wife Rosalind, Career Quest offers …

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